Re: clean up kernel_{read,write} & friends v2

From: Sedat Dilek
Date: Thu May 28 2020 - 14:57:13 EST

On Thu, May 28, 2020 at 8:53 PM Linus Torvalds
<torvalds@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Wed, May 27, 2020 at 10:40 PM Christoph Hellwig <hch@xxxxxx> wrote:
> >
> > this series fixes a few issues and cleans up the helpers that read from
> > or write to kernel space buffers, and ensures that we don't change the
> > address limit if we are using the ->read_iter and ->write_iter methods
> > that don't need the changed address limit.
> Apart from the "please don't mix irrelevant whitespace changes with
> other changes" comment, this looks fine to me.
> And a rant related to that change: I'm really inclined to remove the
> checkpatch check for 80 columns entirely, but it shouldn't have been
> triggering for old lines even now.
> Or maybe make it check for something more reasonable, like 100 characters.
> I find it ironic and annoying how "checkpatch" warns about that silly
> legacy limit, when checkpatch itself then on the very next few lines
> has a line that is 124 columns wide
> And yes, that 124 character line has a good reason for it. But that's
> kind of the point. There are lots of perfectly fine reasons for longer
> lines.
> I'd much rather check for "no deep indentation" or "no unnecessarily
> complex conditionals" or other issues that are more likely to be
> _real_ problems. But do we really have 80x25 terminals any more that
> we'd care about?

Please kill that 80-columns-checkpatch-rule for more human-readability of code.

- Sedat -