Re: [PATCH 0/7] Support for automatic checkpatch running in the kernel

From: Kees Cook
Date: Thu Nov 16 2017 - 17:58:01 EST

On Thu, Nov 16, 2017 at 9:01 AM, Knut Omang <knut.omang@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> The most important checkpatch feature added is the --ignore-cfg feature, which
> takes a file argument and parses that file according to this minimal language:
> # comments
> line_len <n>
> except checkpatch_type [files ...]
> pervasive checkpatch_type1 [checkpatch_type2 ...]
> With "make P=2" checkpatch is called with "--file" and "--ignore_cfg
> checkpatch.cfg" which causes it to look for a file named 'checkpatch.cfg' in the
> same directory as the source file. If that file exists, checkpatch will be run
> with an implicit --strict and with the @ignore list expanded with content from
> the configuration file. If it does not exist, make will simply silently ignore
> the file.

Will these configurations be cascading? (For example, all of net/ uses
a different comment style, so having that recorded in a single file
would be nice.)

Kees Cook
Pixel Security