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Date:	Wed, 13 Aug 2014 15:46:51 -0700
From:	Joe Perches <>
To:	Ian Morris <>
Subject: Re: RFC : [PATCH] IPV6: checkpatch whitespace corrections

On Wed, 2014-08-13 at 21:02 +0100, Ian Morris wrote:
> I started looking at the ipv6 code to educate myself but in the process
> noticed a fair few trivial checkpatch issues. There are some more interesting
> ones also present but before tackling those I decided to try to reduce the 
> volume of output from checkpatch by fixing whitespace issues. Question is 
> are such patches wanted?

Like most things, it depends.

To make reviewing these patches easier, it's better to
separate these changes into at least 2 patches.

1: Horizontal line whitespace changes where git diff -w can be
   shown to have no differences
2: Vertical line whitespace changes where newlines are only
   added or deleted.

In both cases, scripts/objdiff should be run to show no compiler
object output changes occur as well.

In a quick scan, I don't see anything objectionable here.

I'm not a big fan of the forced blank line between declarations
and code though.

You can get checkpatch to not emit those with --ignore=line_spacing

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