[Linux-kernel-mentees] [RFC PATCH v2] checkpatch: add shebang check to EXECUTE_PERMISSIONS

Lukas Bulwahn lukas.bulwahn at gmail.com
Fri Oct 16 10:10:50 UTC 2020

> Lukas, Ayush didn't follow up with next iteration of patches for
> GIT_COMMIT_ID related issues. And I had discovered a bug in his
> implementation. Is it okay if I look into the issue?

Dwaipayan already wanted to pick up the work on the GIT_COMMIT_ID issues.
So, he is working on that already.

> >
> > Just one bigger project example: Comparing clang-format suggestions on
> > patches against checkpatch.pl suggestions are fine-tuning both of them to fit to
> > the actual kernel style.
> I'm not familiar with how clang-format tool is used in the kernel
> repository. But I would like to know about it more and how I can
> contribute here. If there are any tasks that would help me get a
> direction please mention.

This is probably much more interesting to get involved in...

Some background information is in the kernel documentation; some
further information can be found on this presentation,
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FFjV9f_Ub9o, starting at 2:09.

You can start with running clang-format on the kernel sources just to
get a first feeling on what the tool does and where it completely
changes the code, and especially those cases where it changes code
that was perfectly okay before, we should do something to
adjust/configure clang-format.

Mid term goal: If we find a directory that needs no changes with
clang-format (after configuring), then it would be worth informing the
maintainers that clang-format works for them.


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