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-rwxr-xr-xscripts/checkpatch.pl4
1 files changed, 2 insertions, 2 deletions
diff --git a/scripts/checkpatch.pl b/scripts/checkpatch.pl
index d7a44fd3b22..25d716cc44d 100755
--- a/scripts/checkpatch.pl
+++ b/scripts/checkpatch.pl
@@ -1791,9 +1791,9 @@ sub process {
WARN("EXPORT_SYMBOL(foo); should immediately follow its function/variable\n" . $herecurr);
}
-# check for external initialisers.
+# check for global initialisers.
if ($line =~ /^.$Type\s*$Ident\s*(?:\s+$Modifier)*\s*=\s*(0|NULL|false)\s*;/) {
- ERROR("do not initialise externals to 0 or NULL\n" .
+ ERROR("do not initialise globals to 0 or NULL\n" .
$herecurr);
}
# check for static initialisers.