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Date: Mon, 27 Nov 2023 11:25:30 +0100
From: Paolo Abeni <>
To: Lukas Bulwahn <>, "David S . Miller"
 <>, Eric Dumazet <>, Jakub Kicinski
 <>, Simon Horman <>, Julian Anastasov
 <>,  Pablo Neira Ayuso <>, Jozsef Kadlecsik
 <>, Florian Westphal <>,,,,
Subject: Re: [PATCH] net: make config lines follow common pattern

On Thu, 2023-11-23 at 12:12 +0100, Lukas Bulwahn wrote:
> The Kconfig parser is quite relaxed when parsing config definition lines.
> However, there are just a few config definition lines that do not follow
> the common regular expression 'config [0-9A-Z]', i.e., there are only a few
> cases where config is not followed by exactly one whitespace.
> To simplify life for kernel developers that use basic regular expressions
> to find and extract kernel configs, make all config lines follow this
> common pattern.
> No functional change, just helpful stylistic clean-up.
> Signed-off-by: Lukas Bulwahn <>

IMHO this is a bit too much noise for a small gain: simple REs can
match all the existing patterns with 100% accuracy.

I think this should be dropped.



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