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

From: Bart Van Assche
Date: Mon Dec 18 2017 - 12:57:16 EST

On Mon, 2017-12-18 at 10:46 -0700, Jason Gunthorpe wrote:
> 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?

In my opinion patches that only change the coding style and do not change any
functionality are annoying. Before posting a patch that fixes a bug the change
history (git log -p) has to be cheched to figure out which patch introduced
the bug. Patches that only change coding style pollute the change history.