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Date:	Tue, 12 Apr 2016 20:50:38 -0700
From:	Joe Perches <joe@...ches.com>
To:	Andrew Morton <akpm@...ux-foundation.org>,
	Andy Whitcroft <apw@...onical.com>
Cc:	Oleg Drokin <green@...uxhacker.ru>, linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org
Subject: [PATCH 1/2] checkpatch: Advertise the --fix and --fix-inplace options more

The --fix option is relatively unknown and underutilized.

Add some text to show that it's available when style defects are found.

Signed-off-by: Joe Perches <joe@...ches.com>
---
 scripts/checkpatch.pl | 8 ++++++++
 1 file changed, 8 insertions(+)

diff --git a/scripts/checkpatch.pl b/scripts/checkpatch.pl
index e3d9c34..c87913f 100755
--- a/scripts/checkpatch.pl
+++ b/scripts/checkpatch.pl
@@ -5940,6 +5940,14 @@ sub process {
 	}
 
 	if ($quiet == 0) {
+		# If there were any defects found and not already fixing them
+		if (!$clean and !$fix) {
+			print << "EOM"
+
+NOTE: For some of the reported defects, checkpatch may be able to
+      mechanically convert to the typical style using --fix or --fix-inplace.
+EOM
+		}
 		# If there were whitespace errors which cleanpatch can fix
 		# then suggest that.
 		if ($rpt_cleaners) {
-- 
2.8.0.rc4.16.g56331f8

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