[Linux-kernel-mentees] Checkpatch.pl tasks for Community Bridge Program

Aditya Srivastava yashsri421 at gmail.com
Mon Oct 12 09:38:12 UTC 2020

Dear Sir/Ma'am
I have performed some tasks on Checkpatch.pl to find out the aggregate and
summary of Errors and Warnings that have been generated on certain Linux
Kernel Versions' commits . The summary of my tasks are as follows:
1. Task1: Create a list of all non-merge commits that were added in the
version v5.8 but were not there in v5.7. Run checkpatch.pl script on these
commits and create a statistical summary of findings.
My findings:
My Scripts for this task:

2. Task2: Test what are errors and warnings by checkpatch.pl reports on
v5.6..v5.8. Generate a report with respect to changes suggested by
Dwaipayan Ray (
to present the differences in a suitable aggregated form, to find out the
kind of errors and warnings that are changing.

My Findings:
Change in the number of warnings and errors:

Individual summary report generated by checkpatch.pl:
After the commit:

Before the commit:

Scripts used for this task:

Thanks and Regards
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