Re: [PATCH 0/9] Staging: winbond: Fixed coding style issues

From: Greg KH
Date: Tue Oct 23 2012 - 14:45:51 EST

On Tue, Oct 23, 2012 at 03:41:08PM +0530, Adil Mujeeb wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 23, 2012 at 2:04 AM, Greg KH <gregkh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > On Fri, Oct 12, 2012 at 10:07:06PM +0530, Adil Mujeeb wrote:
> >>
> >> winbond directory files have lots of coding style issues. The patch set tries to remove *most* (if not all) of the coding style issues. script is still complaining (like 80 characters limit) but major part of the serious coding style issues have been rectified.
> >
> > None of your patches can be applied due to the wrong patch level they
> > were generated at. Please redo them, drop the two offending patches,
> > and resend the whole series.
> >
> > thanks,
> >
> > greg k-h
> Thanks Greg. I will recreate the patches and shall drop the mentioned
> ones. But I am still not able find where I am doing wrong in
> generating the patches. I am following your tutorial :) but may be
> missing something. Please help. I am doing in the following ways:
> 1. I am downloading the latest rc source archive from
> under directory /pub/linux/kernel/v3.x/testing
> 2. Then creating my own git repository treating the base source as master.

Why not just use the kernel git tree? You will have to work off of
linux-next if you want to send staging patches, you can not keep up with
development otherwise.

> 3. Creating a branch from it and tries to fix some sources.
> 4. Create the patch through git format-patch
> 5. Submit the patch through git send-email command.
> Dry run works fine with my repository. Could you please help?

Your patches could not be applied with "patch -p1" from the root of the
kernel source tree, I think you created your git repo one directory too

greg k-h
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