Re: [PATCH] RDMA/cma: Fix checkpatch error

From: Leon Romanovsky
Date: Thu Dec 12 2019 - 08:41:58 EST

On Thu, Dec 12, 2019 at 02:10:12PM +0200, Gal Pressman wrote:
> On 12/12/2019 10:49, Leon Romanovsky wrote:
> > On Wed, Dec 11, 2019 at 12:26:54PM -0400, Jason Gunthorpe wrote:
> >> On Wed, Dec 11, 2019 at 11:16:26AM +0000, Max Hirsch wrote:
> >>> When running checkpatch on cma.c the following error was found:
> >>
> >> I think checkpatch will complain about your patch, did you run it?
> >
> > Jason, Doug
> >
> > I would like to ask to refrain from accepting patches
> > which are not part of other large submission. Such standalone cleanups
> > do more harm than actual benefit from them for old and more or less
> > stable code (e.g. RDMA-CM).
> Sounds like a great approach to prevent new developers from contributing code.
> You have to start somewhere and checkpatch patches are a good entry point for
> such developers, discouraging them will only hurt us in the long term.

We have staging tree where new developer can train their checkpatch patches.

What about fixing smatch and sparse errors? It doesn't require HW for
that and much better entry point for the new developers.

> Linus had an interesting post on the subject:

We are in 2019 and our opinions, Linus's back 15 years ago and mine can be different.