[PATCH] Documentation: checkpatch: Add SPLIT_STRING message

Utkarsh Verma utkarshverma294 at gmail.com
Tue Aug 3 14:17:51 UTC 2021

Add a new message type SPLIT_STRING under the 'Indentation and Line
Breaks' subsection. Checkpatch documentation for the splitting of
quoted strings that appear in userspace, across multiple lines.

Signed-off-by: Utkarsh Verma <utkarshverma294 at gmail.com>
Suggested-by: Lukas Bulwahn <lukas.bulwahn at gmail.com>
 Documentation/dev-tools/checkpatch.rst | 4 ++++
 1 file changed, 4 insertions(+)

diff --git a/Documentation/dev-tools/checkpatch.rst b/Documentation/dev-tools/checkpatch.rst
index f0956e9ea..32a26a800 100644
--- a/Documentation/dev-tools/checkpatch.rst
+++ b/Documentation/dev-tools/checkpatch.rst
@@ -710,6 +710,10 @@ Indentation and Line Breaks
     See: https://www.kernel.org/doc/html/latest/process/coding-style.html#breaking-long-lines-and-strings
+    Quoted strings that appear as messages in userspace and can be
+    grepped, should not be split across multiple lines.
     Trailing statements (for example after any conditional) should be
     on the next line.

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