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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Check all .c files for bad kernel-doc comments
On Mon, 30 Oct 2017, Matthew Wilcox <> wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 30, 2017 at 12:40:20PM +0900, Masahiro Yamada wrote:
>> 2017-10-28 4:41 GMT+09:00 Matthew Wilcox <>:
>> > Implement a '-none' output mode for kernel-doc which will only output
>> > warning messages, and suppresses the warning message about there being
>> > no kernel-doc in the file. Add it to the rule to build .o files from .c
>> > files, so it will check all .c files that have been modified.
>> >
>> > Adds about 1300 warnings to my build, but will hopefully discourage
>> > people from introducing more kerneldoc mistakes.
>> Basically, I think this is good,
>> but it is controversial to sprinkle warnings by default.
> Yes, it is. I just got three nastygrams from ;-)
> But if it's not turned on by default, then people aren't going to notice
> when they introduce new warnings. I think it needs to be up to someone
> like Andrew or Linus to decide when to add these warnings by default.
> Maybe we should do something like you have below for now, then work on
> cleaning up a few hundred of these warnings, then enable this by default?
> Thanks for looking at this!
>> Maybe,
>> cmd_checkdoc = $(srctree)/scripts/kernel-doc -none $< ;
>> endif
>> so that this is checked only when W=... is given?

Related, there was also a script to do reStructuredText lint style
checks in addition to the kernel-doc checks using make CHECK and
C=1. See [1].



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