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SubjectRe: [PATCH v4 1/1] runchecks: Generalize make C={1,2} to support multiple checkers
2018-02-05 15:41 GMT+09:00 Knut Omang <>:
> On Fri, 2018-01-19 at 11:14 +0100, Knut Omang wrote:
>> Add scripts/runchecks which has generic support for running
>> checker tools in a convenient and user friendly way that
>> the author hopes can contribute to rein in issues detected
>> by these tools in a manageable and convenient way.
>> scripts/runchecks provides the following basic functionality:
>> * Makes it possible to selectively suppress output from individual
>> checks on a per file or per subsystem basis.
>> * Unifies output and suppression input from different tools
>> by providing a single unified syntax and presentation for the
>> underlying tools in the style of "scripts/ --show-types".
>> * Allows selective run of one, or more (or all) configured tools
>> for each file.
>> In the Makefile system, the sparse specific setup has been replaced
>> by setup for runchecks.
> Hi all,
> - Anything more I can/need to do to bring this forward?
> - Any quiet concerns?
> I realize it is a subsystem crossing change,

Is it? Only Kbuild this is related to.

> and a lot going on elsewhere,
> nevertheless I believe this is a time saver in the slightly longer run,
> as it allows automation of checking, even without a "perfect"
> code base to begin with.

Sorry for the delay.

I have not been able to find time to dive into the detail yet.
(Actually, I tried to do that for v2 or v3, where Python code was so dirty,
then consumed my time to figure out what the code was trying to do)

I find my concern here:

Anyway, I will take a look again when I find some time.
You do not need to take care of the detail until I request to do so.

Best Regards
Masahiro Yamada

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