Also, if it's only about white space fix or some indent level issues,a maybe less confusing way to put it would be "do whitespace cleanups only on the lines that contain "real" changes, and maybe in their immediate proximity for consistency". that means that whitespace-only patches are by definition not acceptable.
that could be rather more noise and disturbs the git change history,
e.g. it makes difficult to find out the real code changes via git
blame, especially it touches a huge amount of lines like this.
That said, I'm not going to take such "coding style cleanup" patch
blindly. If it's associated with other real fix or enhancement, I'll
happily take it. Otherwise, I'd rather leave it.