On Mon, Aug 29, 2016 at 05:43:41PM +0200, Johannes Schindelin wrote:
> Hi Kuba,
> On Mon, 29 Aug 2016, Jakub Narębski wrote:
> > I wonder if writing this patch series (or rather the following one)
> > would be helped by using one of semantic patch tools, such as
> > Coccinelle[1], spdiff[2], or Undebt[3]...
> > 
> > [1]: http://coccinelle.lip6.fr/
> If previous work by Brian is any indication, he did use Coccinelle and the
> commit message actually shows the definition used for the transformation.

Yes, that is the case.  I used Coccinelle because it's been used with
success on LKML and it seems to work for the job.  I'll make a note in
the future that it obviously the semantic patch doesn't include the
actual struct change.

My goal with using a tool is that it's less error-prone and it helps
reviewers have more confidence in the changes.  Also, it makes large
changes far less tedious.
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