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Date:   Sat, 2 Oct 2021 18:27:02 +0200
From:   Miguel Ojeda <>
To:     Joe Perches <>
Cc:     Greg KH <>,
        Nick Desaulniers <>,
        Kees Cook <>,
        Linus Torvalds <>,
        Miguel Ojeda <>,
        Jonathan Corbet <>,
        Randy Dunlap <>,
        Alexey Dobriyan <>,
        Rasmus Villemoes <>,
        Andrew Morton <>,
        linux-kernel <>,
        Linux Doc Mailing List <>,
Subject: Re: [PATCH v4] docs: Explain the desired position of function attributes

On Sat, Oct 2, 2021 at 5:22 PM Joe Perches <> wrote:
> If automated scripts exist to change all the code to that new
> 'one true way', it wouldn't be applied.

I think nobody is saying we should reformat all code at once, just
that agreeing on a given style allows us to eventually automate it (it
also makes humans more likely to be consistent).

> Try writing a regex for the proposal and make sure to separate out
> all the various __<foo> attributes into their proper locations...

It does not need to be a regex...


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