Re: [PATCH 1/3] auxdisplay: Make charlcd.[ch] more general

From: Joe Perches
Date: Fri Oct 18 2019 - 11:33:35 EST

On Fri, 2019-10-18 at 17:08 +0200, Miguel Ojeda wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 17, 2019 at 10:07 AM Lars Poeschel <poeschel@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > Oh by the way: Do you know what I can do to make checkpatch happy with
> > its describing of the config symbol ? I tried writing a help paragraph
> > for the config symbols in Kconfig, but that did not help.
> CC'ing Joe.

--min-conf-desc-length=1 (default is 4)

to the checkpatch command line, or just ignore it.

AK: I guess there's still some debate as to the proper
minimum length of a Kconfig help section paragraph.

commit 3354957a4f8b9bb4b43625232acdf0626851c82f
Author: Andi Kleen <ak@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon May 24 14:33:29 2010 -0700

checkpatch: add check for too short Kconfig descriptions

I've seen various new Kconfigs with rather unhelpful one liner
descriptions. Add a Kconfig warning for a minimum length of the Kconfig
help section.

Right now I arbitarily chose 4. The exact value can be debated.