how to fix MACRO_ARG_REUSE

jim.cromie at jim.cromie at
Wed Aug 23 19:45:34 EDT 2023

on a recent submit to LKML

I got a Patchwork CI warning in report:

1a864a4fe7ce dyndbg-API: fix CONFIG_DRM_USE_DYNAMIC_DEBUG regression

-:445: CHECK:MACRO_ARG_REUSE: Macro argument reuse '_var' - possible
#445: FILE: include/linux/dynamic_debug.h:120:
+#define DYNDBG_CLASSMAP_USE_(_var, _uname) \
+    extern struct ddebug_class_map _var; \
+    struct ddebug_class_user __used \
+        __section("__dyndbg_class_users") _uname = { \
+              .user_mod_name = KBUILD_MODNAME, \
+              .map = &_var, \

_var is expanded 2x, the "extra" time is to declare it as "extern",
meaning its exported elsewhere.

the usual fix for macro problems like this is __typeof();
something like:
#define foo(a,b,...) \
  typeof(a) _a = a; \

but I dont see how to use it -
I need _var to name the struct exported from another module,
and I need to take its &-address.

Is there a trick / technique I can use ?

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