Re: [PATCH] checkpatch: Minimize checkpatch induced patches...

From: Joe Perches
Date: Wed Sep 14 2016 - 15:10:23 EST

On Wed, 2016-09-14 at 20:54 +0200, Christian Borntraeger wrote:
> On 09/14/2016 08:33 PM, Greg KH wrote:
> > That's not true, I _WANT_ checkpatch cleanups for the portion of the
> > kernel I maintain. It keeps the code correct, up to date, easier to
> > maintain, and in doing so, we have found real bugs over time.
> Assuming that there are others with the same opinions that means that
> Joes patch is not the right solution?

The patch doesn't forbid that.

It just means any checkpatch induced change outside of
drivers/staging would generally be intentional and would not
commonly be submitted by inexperienced developers.