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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH 1/3] checkpatch.pl: add missing memory barriers

On Mon, Jan 04, 2016 at 08:07:40AM -0800, Joe Perches wrote:
> On Mon, 2016-01-04 at 13:36 +0200, Michael S. Tsirkin wrote:
> > +           my $all_barriers = join('|', (@barriers, @smp_barriers));
> > +
> > +           if ($line =~ /\b($all_barriers)\(/) {
> It would be better to use /\b$all_barriers\s*\(/
> as there's no reason for the capture and there
> could be a space between the function and the
> open parenthesis.

I think you mean


as 'all_barriers' will be:


and putting that into your suggestion results in:


which is clearly wrong - the \b only applies to 'mb' and the \s*\( only
applies to smp_rmb.

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