On 9/13/19 4:48 AM, Dan Carpenter wrote:
> So I'm expecting to take this kind of stuff into
Documentation/. My own
> personal hope is that it can maybe serve to shame some of these "local
> quirks" out of existence. The evidence from this brief discussion suggests
> that this might indeed happen.
I don't think it's shaming, I think it's validating. Everyone just
insists that since it's written in the Book of Rules then it's our fault
for not reading it. It's like those EULA things where there is more
text than anyone can physically read in a life time.
And the documentation doesn't help. For example, I knew
about capitalizing the subject but I'd just forget. I say that if you
can't be bothered to add it to checkpatch then it means you don't really
care that strongly.
If a subsystem requires a certain spelling/capitalization in patch email
subjects, it should be added to MAINTAINERS IMO. E.g.,