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SubjectRe: clean up kernel_{read,write} & friends v2
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On Thu, 2020-05-28 at 12:22 -0700, Joe Perches wrote:
> On Thu, 2020-05-28 at 11:51 -0700, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> > On Wed, May 27, 2020 at 10:40 PM Christoph Hellwig <hch@lst.de> wrote:
> > > this series fixes a few issues and cleans up the helpers that read from
> > > or write to kernel space buffers, and ensures that we don't change the
> > > address limit if we are using the ->read_iter and ->write_iter methods
> > > that don't need the changed address limit.
> >
> > Apart from the "please don't mix irrelevant whitespace changes with
> > other changes" comment, this looks fine to me.
> >
> > And a rant related to that change: I'm really inclined to remove the
> > checkpatch check for 80 columns entirely, but it shouldn't have been
> > triggering for old lines even now.
> >
> > Or maybe make it check for something more reasonable, like 100 characters.
> >
> > I find it ironic and annoying how "checkpatch" warns about that silly
> > legacy limit, when checkpatch itself then on the very next few lines
> > has a line that is 124 columns wide

Another option is to only warn by default when a line in a
patch but not a file exceeds the line length maximum.
---
scripts/checkpatch.pl | 6 ++++--
1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/scripts/checkpatch.pl b/scripts/checkpatch.pl
index dd750241958b..78f5b7f97e42 100755
--- a/scripts/checkpatch.pl
+++ b/scripts/checkpatch.pl
@@ -3282,8 +3282,10 @@ sub process {

if ($msg_type ne "" &&
(show_type("LONG_LINE") || show_type($msg_type))) {
- WARN($msg_type,
- "line over $max_line_length characters\n" . $herecurr);
+ my $msg_level = \&WARN;
+ $msg_level = \&CHK if ($file);
+ &{$msg_level}($msg_type,
+ "line over $max_line_length characters\n" . $herecurr);
}
}

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