[PATCH 0/6] Don't use BIT() macro in UAPI headers

Borislav Petkov bp at alien8.de
Thu May 20 21:07:34 AEST 2021

On Thu, May 20, 2021 at 03:43:37AM -0700, Joe Richey wrote:
> This patch series changes all UAPI uses of BIT() to just be open-coded.
> However, there really should be a check for this in checkpatch.pl

Wanna add that check too?

> Currently, the script actually _encourages_ users to use the BIT macro
> even if adding things to UAPI.

How so?

This is with your first patch:

$ ./scripts/checkpatch.pl /tmp/bit.01
total: 0 errors, 0 warnings, 7 lines checked

/tmp/bit.01 has no obvious style problems and is ready for submission.

Also, in your commit messages you refer to patches with patchwork links
- please use the respective upstream commit IDs instead. Grep for
"Fixes:" here:


for more info.




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