[PATCH v7 0/2] checkpatch: add verbose mode

Dwaipayan Ray dwaipayanray1 at gmail.com
Thu Feb 25 18:08:03 UTC 2021


On Thu, Feb 25, 2021 at 11:03 PM Joe Perches <joe at perches.com> wrote:
>
> On Mon, 2021-02-22 at 13:22 +0530, Dwaipayan Ray wrote:
> > 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 can
> > not be used together with the --terse option.
>
> I don't have any real objection to this patch set, but as this
> might be added to the Documentation tree and in .rst format,
> perhaps Jonathan Corbet and/or Mauro Carvalho Chehab might have
> some opinion.
>
> Also I do not want to be a maintainer of this .rst file and
> likely neither Jon nor Mauro would either.  Perhaps you?
>

I could take it up if everybody is okay with it!

> Ideally, the patch order would be reversed so the .rst file
> is added first, then checkpatch updated to use it.
>

Sure, if Jonathan or Mauro has no objections to it, I will be happy
to resend it so that it can be picked up properly.

> And _a lot_ more types and descriptive content should be added.

Yes that's for sure. If this makes it I will try to get all of the
other types in.
And if Lukas agrees, a little help from my fellow kernel mentees will
be nice as well!

With warm regards,
Dwaipayan.

> >
> > Changes in v7:
> > - Add color coding support to --list-types option
> >
> > Changes in v6:
> > - Allow using verbose mode with --list-types option
> >
> > Changes in v5:
> > - Change the reference format to use absolute links.
> > - Print verbose descriptions only for the first time
> >   a message type is encountered.
> >
> > Changes in v4:
> > - Change the type description format
> > - Group the message types by usage
> > - Make handling of --terse with --verbose simpler
> >
> > 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 (2):
> >   checkpatch: add verbose mode
> >   docs: add documentation for checkpatch
> >
> >  Documentation/dev-tools/checkpatch.rst | 525 +++++++++++++++++++++++++
> >  Documentation/dev-tools/index.rst      |   1 +
> >  scripts/checkpatch.pl                  | 133 ++++++-
> >  3 files changed, 639 insertions(+), 20 deletions(-)
> >  create mode 100644 Documentation/dev-tools/checkpatch.rst
> >
>
>


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