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Date:	Fri, 28 Sep 2007 10:30:37 +0200
From:	Ingo Molnar <mingo@...e.hu>
To:	Andrew Morton <akpm@...ux-foundation.org>
Cc:	Thomas Gleixner <tglx@...utronix.de>, roel <12o3l@...cali.nl>,
	lkml <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
	Andy Whitcroft <apw@...dowen.org>,
	Randy Dunlap <rdunlap@...otime.net>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] spin_lock_unlocked cleanups


* Andrew Morton <akpm@...ux-foundation.org> wrote:

> On Fri, 28 Sep 2007 10:17:30 +0200 Thomas Gleixner <tglx@...utronix.de> wrote:
> 
> > can we please add this to checkpatch.pl ? 
> > 
> > > -spinlock_t bpci_lock = SPIN_LOCK_UNLOCKED;
> > > +DEFINE_SPINLOCK(bpci_lock);
> 
> That check is already in checkpatch.  Problem is that hardly anyone 
> runs the thing.

i automatically run it for every patch i submit or push out via git.

> I think we're ready to wire checkpatch up to a email robot which 
> monitors the mailing lists and sends people nastygrams.  I bet that'll 
> be popular ;)

heh ;-) It could be automated for patches that are sent out with a 
Signed-off-by [or a Reviewed-by] line. If you send a SoB patch that is 
broken, prepare to get a nastygram. (Initially i'd suggest the nastygram 
to Cc: to a different email list, not lkml.)

	Ingo
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