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SubjectRe: [PATCH] kernel source spellchecker
Steven Cole wrote:
> BTW, I ran the spell-fix.pl script using only the first 10 entries
> of spell-fix.txt (an arbitrary choice), and got a pretty big diff:
>
> 132 files changed, 199 insertions(+), 199 deletions(-)
>
> My feeling is that patches should be about 1/4 that size.
> Otherwise, Linus may /dev/null them. Second opinion anyone?

I agree with the 1/4th, but in # of lines of spell-fix.txt, not
in output size.

Looking at the changesets he's accepted, it looks like he's
comfortable with changesets of 100 files (see "don't" fixes at
http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.5/testing/cset/cset-1.1025.1.38.txt )
It probably helps that this was a single kind of change.

My guess is these things need enough manual reviewing
that keeping it down to just a related group of fixes per patch
is a good idea (e.g.
Acknowledge=Acknowlege
acknowledged=acknoledged
together are a Good Idea, more is probably bad).

BTW Linus has been accepting so many spell fixes it's probably important
to work with very fresh sources...
- Dan

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