linux kernel coding style and script

Greg KH greg at
Wed Mar 25 05:51:26 EDT 2020

On Wed, Mar 25, 2020 at 10:36:08AM +0100, Tomek The Messenger wrote:
> Hi
> There is script where You can check if You wrote code in your
> kernel module according to linux kernel style.
> However can I ignore warning message?
> WARNING: quoted string split across lines
> #974: FILE: fpgax67-core.c:974:
> +               dev_err(&pdev->dev, "registration not done, driver is
> already "
> +                                                       "registered\n");
> If I don't split line I will have another warning that 80 characters is
> exceeded.

No you should not.

> For sure I can ignore warnings about:
> WARNING: struct  should normally be const
> #998: FILE: fpgax67-core.c :998:
> +int fpgax67_unregister(struct platform_device *pdev)

No, please do not.

> For sure all errors must be fixed like:
> const char* tmp -> change to -> const char *tmp;
> if(  => if (   #insert space


> Generally I don't know how much warnings should I correct. If it is
> mandatory or only good practise and I can omit some if it doesn't make
> sense.

If you want your code merged properly, and reviewed, just fix them all,
should not take more than a few hours.

good luck!

greg k-h

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