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

Aditya yashsri421 at gmail.com
Sat Oct 24 18:12:03 UTC 2020

On 24/10/20 9:03 pm, Joe Perches wrote:
> 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,
> 		arg2,
> 		arg3);
> 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
> flexible:
> Allow braces in different places, support different
> tab indentation sizes, spacing rules around operators,
> function definition layouts, etc.

Thanks for all these suggestions. I'll make observations regarding
these and get back to you :)


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