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authorAndy Whitcroft <apw@shadowen.org>2007-06-01 00:46:48 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@woody.linux-foundation.org>2007-06-01 08:18:28 -0700
commit0a920b5b666d0be8141bd1ce620fffa7de96b81b (patch)
tree9de51d4073895f72201040d4c7913dcc83b9ed4e /Documentation/SubmitChecklist
parentbc913b1899ce0c15ec496d1aa121c36785e0528a (diff)
add a trivial patch style checker
We are seeing increasing levels of minor patch style violations in submissions to the mailing lists as well as making it into the tree. These detract from the quality of the submission and cause unnessary work for reviewers. As a first step package up the current state of the patch style checker and include it in the kernel tree. Add instructions suggesting running it on submissions. This adds version v0.01 of the checkpatch.pl script. Signed-off-by: Andy Whitcroft <apw@shadowen.org> Signed-off-by: Joel Schopp <jschopp@austin.ibm.com> Cc: Randy Dunlap <rdunlap@xenotime.net> Cc: Dave Jones <davej@codemonkey.org.uk> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
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@@ -84,3 +84,9 @@ kernel patches.
24: Avoid whitespace damage such as indenting with spaces or whitespace
at the end of lines. You can test this by feeding the patch to
"git apply --check --whitespace=error-all"
+
+25: Check your patch for general style as detailed in
+ Documentation/CodingStyle. Check for trivial violations with the
+ patch style checker prior to submission (scripts/checkpatch.pl).
+ You should be able to justify all violations that remain in
+ your patch.

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