Patchwork checkpatch: Make --strict a default for files in drivers/net and net/

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Submitter Kim Phillips
Date May 9, 2014, 8:37 p.m.
Message ID <20140509153748.e2467ab487404f07e818719e@freescale.com>
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Permalink /patch/347547/
State Not Applicable
Delegated to: David Miller
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Kim Phillips - May 9, 2014, 8:37 p.m.
On Wed, 7 May 2014 11:13:26 -0700
Joe Perches <joe@perches.com> wrote:

> Networking files are generally more strictly conformant to
> linux-kernel style

checkpatch disagrees :) :

{drivers/}net/ :            ~10.8 CHECKs per .[hc] file
everything else:            ~10   CHECKs per .[hc] file
no net, no drivers/staging:  ~8.6 CHECKs per .[hc] file

(see [1] below for details).

> +		if ($found_file) {
> +			if ($realfile =~ m@^(drivers/net/|net/)@) {

this isn't easily extensible/scalable to other subsystems, or
say something like "all Freescale drivers."  Having it configurable
in .checkpatch.conf might be a better solution, but I don't believe
networking should be the only subsystem that can take advantage of
the extra checkpatch CHECKs.

Can we enable --strict universally in the Linux kernel, maybe like
so:?


fwiw, --strict has been set unconditionally in u-boot's
.checkpatch.conf for over a year now, and has significantly reduced
patch revision churn for simple mistakes like parenthesis alignment,
spaces after a cast and/or before a semicolon...

Thanks,

Kim

[1] the following were run on kernel v3.15-rc4-260-g38583f0:

for i in `git ls-files | grep -v '^net/' | grep -v '^drivers/net/' | grep \\\.[ch]$`; do scripts/checkpatch.pl --strict -f $i; done | grep ^CHECK: | wc -l
328329
git ls-files | grep -v '^net/' | grep -v '^drivers/net/' | grep \\\.[ch]$ | wc -l
32754
=> 32754 / 328329 ~= 10 CHECKs per file.[ch] for everything outside of {drivers/}net/.

for i in `git ls-files net/ drivers/net/ | grep \\\.[ch]$`; do scripts/checkpatch.pl --strict -f $i; done | grep ^CHECK: | wc -l
40431
git ls-files net/ drivers/net/ | grep \\\.[ch]$ | wc -l
3742
=> {drivers/}net/: 40431 / 3742 = 10.8 CHECKs per file.[hc]

for i in `git ls-files | grep -v '^net/' | grep -v '^drivers/net/' | grep -v '^drivers/staging/' | grep \\\.[ch]$`; do scripts/checkpatch.pl --strict -f $i; done | grep ^CHECK: | wc -l
262005
git ls-files | grep -v '^net/' | grep -v '^drivers/net/' | grep -v '^drivers/staging/' | grep \\\.[ch]$ | wc -l
30479
=> no net, no staging:  262005 / 30479  =  8.6 CHECKs per file.[hc]
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Patch

diff --git a/scripts/checkpatch.pl b/scripts/checkpatch.pl
index 34eb216..60e1a39 100755
--- a/scripts/checkpatch.pl
+++ b/scripts/checkpatch.pl
@@ -228,6 +228,7 @@  if ($tree) {
                print "Must be run from the top-level dir. of a kernel tree\n";
                exit(2);
        }
+       $check = 1;
 }
 
 my $emitted_corrupt = 0;