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SubjectRe: [PATCH 10/10] Fs: ext4: namei: fixed file of checkpatch/pl warnings and errors
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On Sun, 2010-09-26 at 14:23 -0400, Ted Ts'o wrote:
> On Sun, Sep 26, 2010 at 08:36:34AM +0200, Krzysztof Halasa wrote:
> >
> > BTW I wouldn't trust checkpatch so blindly. Also keep in mind checkpatch
> > is only a tool and that maintainers have full authority to ignore the
> > problems (or "problems") it spews.
>
> I'm beginning to think we need to have an entry in the kernel newbie's
> FAQ warning people that the output of various scripts such as
> checkpatch and get_maintainer are not authoratative, and are
> hueristics intended to be supplemented by human intelligence.

It would actually be quite useful to add a warning in kernelnewbies
about this, some people tend to get too carried away :)

Davidlohr
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> - TEd
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