Re: [PATCH] reformat_with_checkpatch: Add automation to checkpatch

From: Joe Perches
Date: Fri Jul 11 2014 - 21:40:24 EST

On Fri, 2014-07-11 at 18:34 -0700, Greg KH wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 11, 2014 at 06:21:27PM -0700, Joe Perches wrote:
> > A simple script to run checkpatch --fix for various types of
> > of cleanups.
> >
> > This script is useful primarily for staging.
> >
> > This reformats code to a more CodingStyle conforming style,
> > compiles it, verifies that the object code hasn't changed,
> > and git commits it too.
> And 'git commits' it?

The thought I had was to made it easier to
submit "my first kernel patch" correctly.
like that tuxradar article you wrote a few
years ago.

> Heh, I should just run this myself to clean up
> staging and beat everyone else to it...

At least for the whitespace noise, you could
but I hope it'll encourage a few more people
to try kernel patching instead.

> I know some people already have private versions of these things, might
> as well make it public for all to abuse :)

And I hope they can improve it too as it's
just a brainless little script.

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