[Linux-kernel-mentees] Patches from the future - can checkpatch help?

Joe Perches joe at perches.com
Tue Feb 2 12:48:04 UTC 2021


On Mon, 2021-02-01 at 22:41 +0530, Dwaipayan Ray wrote:
> The idea of a bot seems nice though in general.
> People do have all the style checking scripts at their disposal, but still
> we see style issues on the list.
> 
> Something similar to the kernel test robot, but for style issues seems nice.
> Is it something the community would like?

(Adding lkp)

Maybe yes, but likely it depends on the particular audience so
no, not really.

The kbuild test robot used to run checkpatch on patches and there
there was negative feedback.  I don't know if the robot is still
running checkpatch with some subset of message types.

A thread from 2013:

https://lore.kernel.org/lkml/20130903003958.GA6855@localhost/




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