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Date:   Sun, 26 Nov 2017 09:55:59 -0700
From:   Logan Gunthorpe <>
To:     Julia Lawall <>
        Andy Whitcroft <>,
        Joe Perches <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2] checkpatch: Add a warning for log messages that don't
 end in a new line

On 25/11/17 10:51 PM, Julia Lawall wrote:
> I don't understand at all the second sentence.  Are you staying with the
> same call, or moving on to other calls?  Also, it would be the call that
> is split over multiple lines, not the function split over multiple lines.

Yes, you are correct it should be "call" instead of "function".

> I think this would have been much easier with Cocccinelle where the code
> is parsed and the control-flow graph is available to see whether there is
> a pr_cont afterwards.  But if it works, then it is surely good enough.

I don't disagree at all. However, to my knowledge, not a lot of kernel
developers run a set of coccinelle scripts on their change sets. The
point is to catch these mistakes before the patch is submitted.


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