Commit 6b8c69e4 authored by Geyslan's avatar Geyslan Committed by Linus Torvalds

checkpatch: fix another left brace warning

This patch escapes a regex that uses left brace.

Using with Perl 5.22.0 generates the warning: "Unescaped
left brace in regex is deprecated, passed through in regex;"

Comment from regcomp.c in Perl source: "Currently we don't warn when the
lbrace is at the start of a construct.  This catches it in the middle of
a literal string, or when it's the first thing after something like

This works as a complement to 4e5d56bd ("checkpatch: fix left brace
Signed-off-by: Geyslan's avatarGeyslan G. Bem <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarJoe Perches <>
Suggested-by: Peter Senna Tschudin's avatarPeter Senna Tschudin <>
Cc: Eddie Kovsky <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <>
parent 207a8e84
......@@ -4132,7 +4132,7 @@ sub process {
## }
#need space before brace following if, while, etc
if (($line =~ /\(.*\)\{/ && $line !~ /\($Type\){/) ||
if (($line =~ /\(.*\)\{/ && $line !~ /\($Type\)\{/) ||
$line =~ /do\{/) {
"space required before the open brace '{'\n" . $herecurr) &&
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