Re: [PATCH] mac80211: fix order of flag descriptions
From: Luis de Bethencourt
Date: Fri Mar 18 2016 - 14:20:16 EST
On 18/03/16 17:46, Luis de Bethencourt wrote:
> On 18/03/16 16:49, Johannes Berg wrote:
>> On Fri, 2016-03-18 at 16:35 +0000, Luis de Bethencourt wrote:
>>> Fix order of mac80211_rx_flags description to match the enum.
>>> Signed-off-by: Luis de Bethencourt <luisbg@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>> I want ahead and fixed the order of the descriptions. checkpatch.pl
>>> was giving
>>> a warning to my previous patch and I had a hunch it was because the
>>> wrong order
>>> breaks the parser. Indeed it does and with this patch below
>>> checkpatch.pl does
>>> not complain about this flag descriptions anymore.
>> Huh. I think we should fix checkpatch.pl instead. While the current
>> order isn't likely really good, I believe kernel-doc will output the
>> documentation in the order it's listed, and that can be useful for the
>> documentation output to group related things, even if their bits may be
>> further apart.
> I agree checkpatch.pl should be fixed. I can look into it. No promises
> though, it has been a long time since I look at Perl code.
> I understand the logic of grouping the documentation in logical blocks.
> It is unfortunate though that this means the enum and documentation won't
> match, which makes reading the code harder.
> In this particular case I don't see the order of the documentation broken
> because flags are being grouped.
> Thanks for the review :)
Update. checkpatch doesn't need fixing and it does see the documentation
independently of the order. It was my mistake.
Joe Perches pointed it out in this email branch:
Thanks for looking into this, sorry for my blunder.