Commit 90ad30e5 authored by Joe Perches's avatar Joe Perches Committed by Linus Torvalds
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checkpatch: add test for consecutive string fragments

Emit a warning when single line string coalescing occurs.

Code that uses compiler string concatenation on a single line like:

    printk("foo" "bar");

is generally better to read concatenated like:

Signed-off-by: default avatarJoe Perches <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <>
parent 0ab90191
......@@ -4464,6 +4464,12 @@ sub process {
"Concatenated strings should use spaces between elements\n" . $herecurr);
# uncoalesced string fragments
if ($line =~ /"X*"\s*"/) {
"Consecutive strings are generally better as a single string\n" . $herecurr);
# warn about #if 0
if ($line =~ /^.\s*\#\s*if\s+0\b/) {
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