Re: [PATCH 0/9] Kconfig: cleanup s390 v2.

From: Dave Jones
Date: Wed Apr 25 2007 - 20:40:42 EST

On Wed, Apr 25, 2007 at 05:24:47PM -0700, Andrew Morton wrote:

> It would be neat if someone could create and maintain a new
> scripts/spot-common-mistakes. Feed it a unified diff and it would complain
> about newly-added code (and only newly-added code) which has busted
> whitespace, adds new semaphores, adds new kernel_thread calls, etc, etc.

years and years ago, when the dinosaurs roamed the land, I hacked up.. and then left it by the wayside.
Some of the checks it did are actually bogus, but I'm happy to pick that
up again if there's interest in it being a useful tool.

In fact, I should probably munge it together with a similar thing
I wrote at
(Warning: scary regexps)

> It would need to be fairly simple and easily-extensible, as I can
> imagine quite a few things getting added to it.
> (Imagines a procmail rule which just bounces the email if
> spot-common-mistakes failed)

or a git checkin rule that refuses to commit if it fails ;-)


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