[PATCH v2] Documentation: checkpatch: Add SPLIT_STRING message

Utkarsh Verma 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
--- a/Documentation/dev-tools/checkpatch.rst
+++ b/Documentation/dev-tools/checkpatch.rst
@@ -710,6 +710,12 @@ Indentation and Line Breaks
 
     See: https://www.kernel.org/doc/html/latest/process/coding-style.html#breaking-long-lines-and-strings
 
+  **SPLIT_STRING**
+    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**
     Trailing statements (for example after any conditional) should be
     on the next line.
-- 
2.17.1



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