Re: [Ksummit-discuss] [PATCH v2 3/3] libnvdimm, MAINTAINERS: Maintainer Entry Profile

From: Aneesh Kumar K.V
Date: Thu Sep 12 2019 - 22:13:07 EST

On 9/12/19 12:13 AM, Dan Carpenter wrote:
On Wed, Sep 11, 2019 at 08:48:59AM -0700, Dan Williams wrote:
+Coding Style Addendum
+libnvdimm expects multi-line statements to be double indented. I.e.
+ if (x...
+ && ...y) {

That looks horrible and it causes a checkpatch warning. :( Why not
do it the same way that everyone else does it.

if (blah_blah_x && <-- && has to be on the first line for checkpatch
blah_blah_y) { <-- [tab][space][space][space][space]blah

Now all the conditions are aligned visually which makes it readable.
They aren't aligned with the indent block so it's easy to tell the
inside from the if condition.

I came across this while sending patches to libnvdimm subsystem. W.r.t coding Style can we have consistent styles across the kernel? Otherwise, one would have to change the editor settings as they work across different subsystems in the kernel. In this specific case both clang-format and emacs customization tip in the kernel documentation directory suggest the later style.