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make coccicheck COCCI=<my_SP.cocci> MODE=report
- Using Coccinelle on (modified) files
+ Controlling Which Files are Processed by Coccinelle
+By default the entire kernel source tree is checked.
+To apply Coccinelle to a specific directory, M= can be used.
+For example, to check drivers/net/wireless/ one may write:
+ make coccicheck M=drivers/net/wireless/
To apply Coccinelle on a file basis, instead of a directory basis, the
following command may be used: