[PATCH v2] Documentation: checkpatch: Add SPLIT_STRING message
utkarshverma294 at gmail.com
Wed Aug 4 18:09:15 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.
Suggested-by: Lukas Bulwahn <lukas.bulwahn at gmail.com>
Signed-off-by: Utkarsh Verma <utkarshverma294 at gmail.com>
Documentation/dev-tools/checkpatch.rst | 6 ++++++
1 file changed, 6 insertions(+)
diff --git a/Documentation/dev-tools/checkpatch.rst b/Documentation/dev-tools/checkpatch.rst
index f0956e9ea..b7a1288e9 100644
@@ -710,6 +710,12 @@ Indentation and Line Breaks
+ Quoted strings that appear as messages in userspace and can be
+ grepped, should not be split across multiple lines.
+ See: https://lore.kernel.org/lkml/20120203052727.GA15035@leaf/
Trailing statements (for example after any conditional) should be
on the next line.
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