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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/4] treewide: convert ISO_8859-1 text comments to utf-8
On Tue, 24 Jul 2018 13:13:25 +0200 Arnd Bergmann <> wrote:

> Almost all files in the kernel are either plain text or UTF-8
> encoded. A couple however are ISO_8859-1, usually just a few
> characters in a C comments, for historic reasons.
> This converts them all to UTF-8 for consistency.

Was "consistency" the only rationale? The discussion is now outside my
memory horizon but I thought there were other reasons.

Will we be getting a checkpatch rule to keep things this way?

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