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Date:   Wed, 6 Mar 2019 13:12:08 +0100
From:   Alexandre Ghiti <alex@...ti.fr>
To:     Joe Perches <joe@...ches.com>, Andy Whitcroft <apw@...onical.com>,
        linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH] scripts: checkpatch: Check block comments start with /*
 empty line outside net

Le 3/6/19 à 12:08 AM, Joe Perches a écrit :
> On Tue, 2019-03-05 at 13:02 -0500, Alexandre Ghiti wrote:
>> This patch ensures that apart from net code, block comments start with an
>> empty /* line.
> I'm not sure it's useful to try to eliminate these types
> of lines as there are ~20K of them in the kernel
>
> $ git grep -P "^\/\*\s*\S" | \
>    grep -v "\*/\s*$" | \
>    grep -vP "^(drivers/net|net/)" | \
>    grep -vP "\/\*\**$" | \
>    wc -l
> 19437


This is part of the coding style, some people rely on checkpatch for 
this matter,
so I think we should at least warn user, that would avoid patch bouncing.


>
> Also, perhaps the code would be simpler using something like:
> ---
>   scripts/checkpatch.pl | 11 +++++++++++
>   1 file changed, 11 insertions(+)
>
> diff --git a/scripts/checkpatch.pl b/scripts/checkpatch.pl
> index d0001fd1112d..c62dbd440c50 100755
> --- a/scripts/checkpatch.pl
> +++ b/scripts/checkpatch.pl
> @@ -3262,6 +3262,17 @@ sub process {
>   			     "networking block comments don't use an empty /* line, use /* Comment...\n" . $hereprev);
>   		}
>   
> +# Block comments use an initial blank /* unless self contained single line
> +# or a continuous header line like /**********************
> +# This also allows for introductory kernel-doc /** lines
> +		if ($realfile !~ m@(?:drivers/net|net/)@ &&
> +		    $rawline =~ m@^\+\s*/\*(?:\s*\*++)?\s*\S@ &&
> +		    $rawline !~ m@\*/\s*$@ &&
> +		    $realline > 2) {
> +			WARN("BLOCK_COMMENT_STYLE",
> +			     "Block comments start with only /* on an otherwise blank line\n" . $herecurr);
> +		}
> +
>   # Block comments use * on subsequent lines
>   		if ($prevline =~ /$;[ \t]*$/ &&			#ends in comment
>   		    $prevrawline =~ /^\+.*?\/\*/ &&		#starting /*
>
>
Your version handles more cases, but why is it simpler ? Anyway, that's 
ok for me
if you prefer your version.

Thanks for your comments,

Alex


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