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Date:   Mon, 04 Oct 2021 17:09:18 -0600
From:   Jonathan Corbet <corbet@....net>
To:     Kees Cook <keescook@...omium.org>
Cc:     Kees Cook <keescook@...omium.org>,
        Randy Dunlap <rdunlap@...radead.org>,
        Joe Perches <joe@...ches.com>,
        Alexey Dobriyan <adobriyan@...il.com>,
        Nick Desaulniers <ndesaulniers@...gle.com>,
        Linus Torvalds <torvalds@...ux-foundation.org>,
        Rasmus Villemoes <linux@...musvillemoes.dk>,
        Andrew Morton <akpm@...ux-foundation.org>,
        linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org, linux-doc@...r.kernel.org,
        linux-hardening@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH v4] docs: Explain the desired position of function
 attributes

Kees Cook <keescook@...omium.org> writes:

> While discussing how to format the addition of various function
> attributes, some "unwritten rules" of ordering surfaced[1]. Capture as
> close as possible to Linus's preferences for future reference.
>
> (Though I note the dissent voiced by Joe Perches, Alexey Dobriyan, and
> others that would prefer all attributes live on a separate leading line.)
>
> [1] https://lore.kernel.org/mm-commits/CAHk-=wiOCLRny5aifWNhr621kYrJwhfURsa0vFPeUEm8mF0ufg@mail.gmail.com/
>
> Signed-off-by: Kees Cook <keescook@...omium.org>
> ---
> v4:
> - fix another stray "void"! This is why code needs a compiler... (thx randy)
> ---
>  Documentation/process/coding-style.rst | 30 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++
>  1 file changed, 30 insertions(+)

Did I ever mention that I *hate* coding-style patches? :)

In this case I think we're as close as to consensus as things get.  In
the absence of a strong reason to the contrary, I'll apply this before
too long.

Thanks,

jon

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