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

Philip Li philip.li at intel.com
Tue Feb 2 14:54:45 UTC 2021


On Tue, Feb 02, 2021 at 04:48:04AM -0800, Joe Perches wrote:
> 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.
Hi Joe, we had disabled the checkpatch due to low fruit with very limited
useful reports. Is there any recommendation like which kind of types can
be interested?

Thanks

> 
> A thread from 2013:
> 
> https://lore.kernel.org/lkml/20130903003958.GA6855@localhost/
> 
> 


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