Re: git pre-commit hook running

From: Russell King - ARM Linux
Date: Wed Jan 20 2010 - 05:01:07 EST

On Wed, Jan 20, 2010 at 02:02:02AM +0000, Ben Dooks wrote:
> I've written a git pre-commit[1] hook which stops any commits happening if
> reports problems with the patch. Any comments?

Very bad - checkpatch can be wrong at times.

Eg 1, asm/irq.h vs linux/irq.h
Eg 2, asm/memory.h vs linux/memory.h
Eg 3, lines longer than 80 characters for printk() strings are preferred
so that they are grep-able.

checkpatch is at best a guide, not a set of hard rules.
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