Commit 428e2fdc authored by Joe Perches's avatar Joe Perches Committed by Linus Torvalds

checkpatch: add check for line continuations in quoted strings

Add a warning for unterminated quoted strings with line continuations as
these frequently add unwanted whitespace.
Signed-off-by: default avatarJoe Perches <>
Cc: Andy Whitcroft <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <>
parent 5ca43f6c
......@@ -2748,6 +2748,11 @@ sub process {
WARN("sizeof(& should be avoided\n" . $herecurr);
# check for line continuations in quoted strings with odd counts of "
if ($rawline =~ /\\$/ && $rawline =~ tr/"/"/ % 2) {
WARN("Avoid line continuations in quoted strings\n" . $herecurr);
# check for new externs in .c files.
if ($realfile =~ /\.c$/ && defined $stat &&
$stat =~ /^.\s*(?:extern\s+)?$Type\s+($Ident)(\s*)\(/s)
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