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Date:   Wed, 11 Dec 2019 08:31:36 +0100
From:   Greg Kroah-Hartman <>
To:     Scott Schafer <>
        Manish Chopra <>,,
Subject: Re: [PATCH] staging: qlge: Fix multiple WARNING and CHECK relating
 to formatting

On Tue, Dec 10, 2019 at 07:47:59PM -0600, Scott Schafer wrote:
> CHECK: Please don't use multiple blank lines
> CHECK: Blank lines aren't necessary before a close brace '}'
> CHECK: Blank lines aren't necessary after an open brace '{'
> WARNING: Missing a blank line after declarations
> CHECK: No space is necessary after a cast
> CHECK: braces {} should be used on all arms of this statement
> CHECK: Unbalanced braces around else statement
> WARNING: please, no space before tabs
> CHECK: spaces preferred around that '/' (ctx:VxV)
> CHECK: spaces preferred around that '+' (ctx:VxV)
> CHECK: spaces preferred around that '%' (ctx:VxV)
> CHECK: spaces preferred around that '|' (ctx:VxV)
> CHECK: spaces preferred around that '*' (ctx:VxV)
> WARNING: Unnecessary space before function pointer arguments
> WARNING: please, no spaces at the start of a line
> WARNING: Block comments use a trailing */ on a separate line
> ERROR: trailing whitespace
> In files qlge.h, qlge_dbg.c, qlge_ethtool.c, qlge_main.c, and qlge_mpi.c
> Signed-off-by: Scott Schafer <>
> ---
>  drivers/staging/qlge/qlge.h         |  45 ++++++-------
>  drivers/staging/qlge/qlge_dbg.c     |  41 ++++++-----
>  drivers/staging/qlge/qlge_ethtool.c |  20 ++++--
>  drivers/staging/qlge/qlge_main.c    | 101 ++++++++++++++--------------
>  drivers/staging/qlge/qlge_mpi.c     |  37 +++++-----
>  5 files changed, 125 insertions(+), 119 deletions(-)


This is the friendly patch-bot of Greg Kroah-Hartman.  You have sent him
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created.  Hopefully you will not take offence and will fix the problem
in your patch and resubmit it so that it can be accepted into the Linux
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  one doing only one thing.  This will make it easier to review the
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