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SubjectRe: [PATCH] checkpatch/SubmittingPatches: Suggest line wrapping commit messages at 72 columns
On Wed, 1 Apr 2015 12:20:01 -0700
Andrew Morton <> wrote:

> waah, I use 75 and this patch has ruined my life.
> Is there some way I can disable just this check without patching
> checkpatch? I suspect a lot of people will be interested in doing
> this ;)

I use 75 too, FWIW.

It seems to me that nobody out there complains about 75-character lines
in commit logs; it's the 120-character lines that irritate people. I
would suggest that this limit could be set to 75 (or even, say, 77) and
still achieve its real purpose while leaving far fewer ruined lives in its


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