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Date:   Thu, 10 Oct 2019 13:48:37 -0700
From:   Joe Perches <joe@...ches.com>
To:     Kees Cook <keescook@...omium.org>
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 Thu, 2019-10-10 at 13:39 -0700, Kees Cook wrote:
> On Sat, Oct 05, 2019 at 11:35:42PM -0700, Joe Perches wrote:
[]
> > 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.

Another similar tool that used checkpatch and also compile
tested and created git commits was reformat_with_checkpatch

https://lore.kernel.org/lkml/1405128087.6751.12.camel@joe-AO725/


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