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SubjectRe: [ofa-general] Re: Merging of completely unreviewed drivers
On Fri, Feb 22, 2008 at 7:54 PM, Ingo Molnar <> wrote:
> If a patch or if a file has a clean _style_, bugs and deeper
> structural problems often stand out like a sore thumb. But if the
> code is peppered with random style noise, it's a lot harder (for me
> at least) to notice real bugs. I can notice bugs in a squeeky clean
> code base about 5 times easier than in a noisy codebase. This effect
> alone makes checkpatch indispensible for the scheduler and for
> arch/x86.

I also appreciate style uniformity in kernel code. My (limited)
experience with checkpatch is that most checkpatch complaints are easy
to resolve.

Bart Van Assche.

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