[Linux-kernel-mentees] [PATCH v3] checkpatch: fix false positives in REPEATED_WORD warning

Joe Perches joe at perches.com
Sat Oct 24 15:33:46 UTC 2020

On Sat, 2020-10-24 at 18:54 +0530, Aditya wrote:
> > Would you like to work on 
> > further rules that can be improved with your evaluation approach?
> Yes, I would like work on further rules.

Some generic ideas:

How about working to reduce runtime and complexity by
making the rules extensible or separable at startup.

Maybe move each existing rules into a separate
directory as an individual file and aggregate them at
checkpatch startup.

Maybe look at the existing rules that do not have a
$fix option and add them as appropriate.

You could fix the multiline indentation where the
current warning and fix is only for a single line

	value = function(arg1,

where checkpatch emits only single warning and fix
for the line with arg2, but not the line with arg3);

Maybe try to make the coding styles supported more

Allow braces in different places, support different
tab indentation sizes, spacing rules around operators,
function definition layouts, etc.

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