SmPL scripts into build environment? (was: Changelog quality)

From: NÃmeth MÃrton
Date: Fri Jan 15 2010 - 11:50:07 EST

Hi Marek,

there was a discussion about patches which are generated using the
tool called spatch. In the changelog the SmPL script was usually
included, see .
It is useful to store the SmPL scripts because they may find
problems in the newcoming code also.

In order to run a "check" the spatch tool and the SmPL is also necessary.
There was an idea to place the used SmPL scripts under the Linux
kernel source tree so it can move from the changelog but still remain
for later use. The "check" could be run similar to the tools checkpatch,
sparse or lockdep.

What do you think where the SmPL scripts can be placed?

What do you think the best way would be to introduce some check like this
in the build environment?


MÃrton NÃmeth
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