Re: [PATCH] checkpatch: Test for kmalloc/memset(0) pairs

From: Pekka Enberg
Date: Sun Mar 20 2011 - 07:06:48 EST


On Sun, Mar 20, 2011 at 12:54 PM, Ingo Molnar <mingo@xxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Indeed that one seems to be quite out of date.  You can get the most
>> recent version here:
> With tools/coccinelle/ you would never run into such problems of distributing
> the latest stable version to your fellow kernel developers: it would always be
> available in tools/coccinelle/.
> Integration, synergy, availability, distribution and half a dozen other
> buzzwords come to mind as to why it's a good idea to have kernel-focused
> tools hosted in the kernel repo :-)
> IMO it's an option to consider.

That's my thinking too. Yes, 80 KLOC of OCaml in the kernel tree
sounds crazy but I think the practical advantages might be enough to
justify it. Btw, would git-submodule be something to consider here?
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