On Fri, 2018-01-19 at 11:14 +0100, Knut Omang wrote:
> Add scripts/runchecks which has generic support for running
> checker tools in a convenient and user friendly way that
> the author hopes can contribute to rein in issues detected
> by these tools in a manageable and convenient way.
> scripts/runchecks provides the following basic functionality:
> * Makes it possible to selectively suppress output from individual
> checks on a per file or per subsystem basis.
> * Unifies output and suppression input from different tools
> by providing a single unified syntax and presentation for the
> underlying tools in the style of "scripts/checkpatch.pl --show-types".
> * Allows selective run of one, or more (or all) configured tools
> for each file.
> In the Makefile system, the sparse specific setup has been replaced
> by setup for runchecks.
- Anything more I can/need to do to bring this forward?
- Any quiet concerns?
I realize it is a subsystem crossing change, and a lot going on elsewhere,
nevertheless I believe this is a time saver in the slightly longer run,
as it allows automation of checking, even without a "perfect"
code base to begin with.