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SubjectRe: [PATCH] ext4: Fix comments and spaces to follow coding style
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On 06.07.21 21:20, Theodore Ts'o wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 06, 2021 at 08:39:00PM +0200, Jan Gruber wrote:
>> [...]
> Please don't send "checkpatch.pl --file" patches for the ext4 file
> system; if you must, please focus on files in the drivers directory,
> where they are more welcome. If developers are making changes to a
> file, fixing some checkpatch.pl whines is fine, but white-sapace only
> changes just obfuscates "git blame" code archology, and so the costs
> far outwieghs the costs. "Fix" is also not the right verb to use.
> For more information please see [1].
>
> [1] https://gist.github.com/17twenty/8154928
>
> If you are looking for subtantive ways of contributing to the ext4
> file system, feel free to look at various syzbot warnings[2] and try
> to figure out what is going on there.
>
> [2] https://syzkaller.appspot.com/upstream
>
> (In some cases, the syzbot complaint has already been fixed, and it's
> just a matter of letting syzbot knoww that it has since been fixed by
> a particular commit. See [3] for more details.)
>
> [3] https://github.com/google/syzkaller/blob/master/docs/syzbot.md
>
> Cheers,
>
> - Ted

Thank you very much for the hints, Ted!

As a kernel newbie I was not aware, that it is undesirable to send
cleanup patches. I won't do that again.

I'm thankful for the provided resources, which look valuable to me.
In the future I will try to find and tackle syzbot-errors, as you
proposed.

Sorry for bothering you with a trivial cleanup-patch.

Best regards,
        Jan

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