[checkpatch] - Confusion

Date: Mon Jun 10 2013 - 01:51:23 EST


I wanted to submit my first patch.
But I have some confusion about the /scripts/checkpatch.pl errors.

After correcting some checkpatch errors, when I run checkpatch.pl, it showed me 0 errors.
But when I create patches are git format-patch, it is showing me 1 error.

If I fix error in patch, it showed me back again in files.

Now, I am confused which error to fix while submitting patches, the file or the patch errors.

Please provide your opinion.

File: mm/page_alloc.c
Previous file errors:
total: 16 errors, 110 warnings, 6255 lines checked

After fixing errors:
total: 0 errors, 105 warnings, 6255 lines checked

And, after running on patch:
ERROR: need consistent spacing around '*' (ctx:WxV)
#153: FILE: mm/page_alloc.c:5476:
+int min_free_kbytes_sysctl_handler(ctl_table *table, int write,

- Pintu
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