Re: [PATCH v2 0/5] Support for generalized use of make C={1,2} via a wrapper program

From: Jason Gunthorpe
Date: Mon Dec 18 2017 - 12:46:38 EST

On Sun, Dec 17, 2017 at 10:00:17PM -0800, Joe Perches wrote:

> > Today when we run checkers we get so many warnings it is too hard to
> > make any sense of it.
> Here is a list of the checkpatch messages for drivers/infiniband
> sorted by type.
> Many of these might be corrected by using
> $ ./scripts/ -f --fix-inplace --types=<TYPE> \
> $(git ls-files drivers/infiniband/)

How many of these do you think it is worth to fix?

We do get a steady trickle of changes in this topic every cycle.

Is it better to just do a big number of them all at once? Do you have
an idea how disruptive this kind of work is to the whole patch flow
eg new patches no longer applying to for-next, backports no longer
applying, merge conflicts?