[Linux-kernel-mentees] Addition of verbose mode to checkpatch
joe at perches.com
Sat Jan 23 16:59:27 UTC 2021
On Sat, 2021-01-23 at 19:41 +0530, Dwaipayan Ray wrote:
> But the most interesting idea here is to use an external documentation file,
> say Documentation/tools/checkpatch.rst which can be parsed by checkpatch
> and consecutively displays the verbose messages while emitting warnings.
> This serves two purposes:
> o Adding the verbose mode
> o Adding an external documentation for checkpatch
> Is this idea acceptable to you?
Very much so, yes. An external file is a much better choice.
The idea that it could also be .rst documentation is interesting.
I presume the checkpatch documentation would the first section of the
doc and the verbose descriptions would be another section/chapter.
Try it and see what you come up with.
Implementation wise, please have checkpatch read the file only if
--verbose is enabled and store the verbose description contents so
that the file is only read once.
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