[Linux-kernel-mentees] [PATCH RFC v3 0/3] checkpatch: add verbose mode

Dwaipayan Ray dwaipayanray1 at gmail.com
Sat Feb 13 13:15:10 UTC 2021

Add a new verbose mode to checkpatch. The verbose test 
descriptions are read from the checkpatch documentation
file at `Documentation/dev-tools/checkpatch.rst`.

The verbose mode is optional and can be enabled by the
flag -v or --verbose.

The documentation file is only parsed by checkpatch.pl
if the verbose mode is enabled. The verbose mode is also
suppressed when the --terse option is specified.

Changes in v3:
- Simplify documentation file parsing in checkpatch
- Document a total of 33 message types for checkpatch

Changes in v2:
- Use .rst Field Lists to specify the type descriptions.
- Add a few more type descriptions to documentation.

Dwaipayan Ray (3):
  checkpatch: add verbose mode
  docs: add documentation for checkpatch
  docs: add documentation for checkpatch

 Documentation/dev-tools/checkpatch.rst | 494 +++++++++++++++++++++++++
 Documentation/dev-tools/index.rst      |   1 +
 scripts/checkpatch.pl                  |  55 ++-
 3 files changed, 549 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
 create mode 100644 Documentation/dev-tools/checkpatch.rst


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