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Date:   Thu, 10 Oct 2019 13:39:06 -0700
From:   Kees Cook <keescook@...omium.org>
To:     Joe Perches <joe@...ches.com>
Cc:     Miguel Ojeda <miguel.ojeda.sandonis@...il.com>,
        Linus Torvalds <torvalds@...ux-foundation.org>,
        linux-kernel <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
        Borislav Petkov <bp@...en8.de>,
        "H . Peter Anvin" <hpa@...or.com>,
        Thomas Gleixner <tglx@...utronix.de>,
        Pavel Machek <pavel@....cz>,
        "Gustavo A . R . Silva" <gustavo@...eddedor.com>,
        Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <acme@...nel.org>,
        Kan Liang <kan.liang@...ux.intel.com>,
        Namhyung Kim <namhyung@...nel.org>,
        Jiri Olsa <jolsa@...hat.com>,
        Alexander Shishkin <alexander.shishkin@...ux.intel.com>,
        Shawn Landden <shawn@....icu>,
        "maintainer:X86 ARCHITECTURE (32-BIT AND 64-BIT)" <x86@...nel.org>,
        Nathan Chancellor <natechancellor@...il.com>,
        Nick Desaulniers <ndesaulniers@...gle.com>,
        Andrew Morton <akpm@...ux-foundation.org>,
        David Miller <davem@...emloft.net>,
        clang-built-linux <clang-built-linux@...glegroups.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 4/4] scripts/cvt_style.pl: Tool to reformat sources in
 various ways

On Sat, Oct 05, 2019 at 11:35:42PM -0700, Joe Perches wrote:
> On Sat, 2019-10-05 at 19:31 +0200, Miguel Ojeda wrote:
> > Hi Joe,
> 
> Hello.
> 
> > On Sat, Oct 5, 2019 at 6:47 PM Joe Perches <joe@...ches.com> wrote:
> []
> > > As for the commit itself: while I am sure this tool is very useful
> > (and certainly you put a *lot* of effort into this tool), I don't see
> > how it is related to the fallthrough remapping (at least the
> > non-fallthrough parts).
> 
> It's not particularly related.
> 
> It's a 10 year old script that I just extended because it's
> convenient for me.
> 
> I think I first posted it in 2011, but I started it as a
> complement to checkpatch in 2010.
> 
> https://lwn.net/Articles/380161/
> 
> Doing the regexes for the fallthrough conversions took me
> a couple hours.
> 
> > Also, we should consider whether we want more tools like this now or
> > simply put the efforts into moving to clang-format.
> 
> I think clang-format could not do this sort of conversion.
> Nor could coccinelle or checkpatch.
> 
> Anyway, it's not really necessary for this particular patch
> to be applied, but it's a convenient way to show the script
> has the capability to do fallthrough comment conversions.
> 
> I think it does conversions fairly reasonably but likely
> some files could not compile without adding an #include
> like:
> 
> #include <linux/compiler.h>

I think this is a nice tool to add -- at the very least it serves as
infrastructure for future similar conversions. And small cleanups can be
generated from it for people looking to clean up subsystems, etc.

-- 
Kees Cook

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