[Ksummit-discuss] Maintainer's Summit Agenda Planning

Jiri Kosina jikos at kernel.org
Tue Oct 10 08:53:34 UTC 2017


On Mon, 9 Oct 2017, James Bottomley wrote:

> Trivial changes seem to fall broadly into three categories:
> 
[ ... snip ... ]
>    2. whitespace changes (I ran checkpatch.pl on your file and it returned
>       these issues).

Just to be clear on this -- I'm not taking such patches through 
trivial.git.

> I don't want to open the whole spelling/whitespace can of worms, but
> perhaps we could have a more meaningful discussion about the pattern
> based issues ... for instance if we agree it's useful and coccinelle
> can do it, then tree wide replacement at -rc1 might be a better
> solution than ad-hoc application of hundreds of patches.

Agreed, and I think Linus did this several times in the past and has no 
issues with doing so.

Thanks,

-- 
Jiri Kosina
SUSE Labs



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