[Linux-kernel-mentees] Linux kernel checkpatch.pl mentorship

Lukas Bulwahn lukas.bulwahn at gmail.com
Mon Sep 14 05:17:52 UTC 2020

On Mon, 14 Sep 2020, Dwaipayan Ray wrote:

> > You should also try to find a case where checkpatch.pl can be improved:
> >
> > - It is best if you look at the checkpatch.pl error/warning reports and
> > check if you can find a class of typical false positives in the reported
> > data. Then, think about how to make the pattern in checkpatch and propose
> > a patch to checkpatch.pl on this mailing list; with the evaluation data
> > backing that your patch really improves the situation. We will then test
> > and check your patch as well.
> >
> > - If you really cannot find a typical false positive, maybe you can take
> > the task from Ayush to fix checkpatch with git ranges?
> >
> Hi,I will try to find and evaluate the possiblity of such a case, and report my finding 
> as soon as I find something substantial.
> I may also require some advice from you on the patch submission process.

That is what a mentor is there for, but try hard to understand the 
warnings yourself first. This is a mentorship, not a tutorial.


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