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Date:   Wed, 11 Dec 2019 02:28:39 -0600
From:   Scott Schafer <schaferjscott@...il.com>
To:     Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@...uxfoundation.org>
Cc:     devel@...verdev.osuosl.org, GR-Linux-NIC-Dev@...vell.com,
        Manish Chopra <manishc@...vell.com>, netdev@...r.kernel.org,
        linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH] staging: qlge: Fix multiple WARNING and CHECK relating
 to formatting

On Wed, Dec 11, 2019 at 08:31:36AM +0100, Greg Kroah-Hartman wrote:
> 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 <schaferjscott@...il.com>
> > ---
> >  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(-)
> 
> Hi,
> 
> This is the friendly patch-bot of Greg Kroah-Hartman.  You have sent him
> a patch that has triggered this response.  He used to manually respond
> to these common problems, but in order to save his sanity (he kept
> writing the same thing over and over, yet to different people), I was
> 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
> kernel tree.
> 
> You are receiving this message because of the following common error(s)
> as indicated below:
> 
> - Your patch did many different things all at once, making it difficult
>   to review.  All Linux kernel patches need to only do one thing at a
>   time.  If you need to do multiple things (such as clean up all coding
>   style issues in a file/driver), do it in a sequence of patches, each
>   one doing only one thing.  This will make it easier to review the
>   patches to ensure that they are correct, and to help alleviate any
>   merge issues that larger patches can cause.
> 
> If you wish to discuss this problem further, or you have questions about
> how to resolve this issue, please feel free to respond to this email and
> Greg will reply once he has dug out from the pending patches received
> from other developers.
> 
> thanks,
> 
> greg k-h's patch email bot

I was wondering how I would go about chaning the patch. I know I should
switch to a patchset but how would I go about doing that? Also where
would I place the new patches? Would I, create a new patch series or
would I split the patch into new (smaller) patches and reply to this
thread?

Thanks, 
Scott Schafer

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