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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Deprecate checkpatch.pl --file
On Tue, Jan 08, 2008 at 10:01:19AM -0800, Daniel Walker wrote:
> > It is a simple pain/benefit issue.
> > Fixing the 25 errors and 13 warnings in kernel/profile.c may look
> > like an easy task but then we put additional burden on the 10 people
> > that have patches pending for this file.
>
> This goes for all patches on kernel/profile.c tho .. If I make a big mod
> to kernel/profile.c, that will screw up anyone else who has patches for
> that file..

Obviously, but why make it worse? And what's more important? A
"clean tree" (especially when some of the things that checkpatch.pl
flag are arbitrary and Not All That Important), or wasting developers'
time invalidating potentially huge number of patches thanks to cleanup
patches?

- Ted


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