linux kernel coding style and script

Konstantin Andreev andreev at
Thu Mar 26 07:36:23 EDT 2020

Valdis Klētnieks, 26 Mar 2020 07:13 MSK:
> To borrow from Pirates of the Carribean, "They're not exactly rules, they're more like... suggestions..."
> Don't split literal strings, it means that grepping the source tree for "already registered" fails. Making grep for a string work is more important than shutting up checkpatch.

Sic! Grepping is important. Given that, why are kernel functions coded in a

| static int __init loglevel(char *str)
| {

way, but not old decent

| static int __init
| loglevel(char *str)
| {

unix way?

Regards, Konstantin

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