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From: Jonathan Corbet <corbet@lwn.net>
To: Dwaipayan Ray <dwaipayanray1@gmail.com>,
	Utkarsh Verma <utkarshverma294@gmail.com>
Cc: Lukas Bulwahn <lukas.bulwahn@gmail.com>,
	Joe Perches <joe@perches.com>,
	"open list:DOCUMENTATION" <linux-doc@vger.kernel.org>,
	linux-kernel <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2] Documentation: checkpatch: Add SYMBOLIC_PERMS message
Date: Tue, 14 Sep 2021 15:10:18 -0600	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <87ee9qdft1.fsf@meer.lwn.net> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <CABJPP5DyppeW=_XXJKn_NnQahOn=k0oBi-dDdcyxN8rygwusEw@mail.gmail.com>

Dwaipayan Ray <dwaipayanray1@gmail.com> writes:

> On Sat, Sep 4, 2021 at 1:53 PM Utkarsh Verma <utkarshverma294@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> Add a new message type SYMBOLIC_PERMS under the 'Permissions'
>> subsection. Octal permission bits are easier to read and understand
>> instead of their symbolic macro names.
>>
>> Suggested-by: Lukas Bulwahn <lukas.bulwahn@gmail.com>
>> Signed-off-by: Utkarsh Verma <utkarshverma294@gmail.com>
>> Acked-by: Lukas Bulwahn <lukas.bulwahn@gmail.com>
>> Reviewed-by: Lukas Bulwahn <lukas.bulwahn@gmail.com>
>> ---
>>  Documentation/dev-tools/checkpatch.rst | 11 +++++++++++
>>  1 file changed, 11 insertions(+)
>>
>> diff --git a/Documentation/dev-tools/checkpatch.rst b/Documentation/dev-tools/checkpatch.rst
>> index f0956e9ea2d8..41037594ec24 100644
>> --- a/Documentation/dev-tools/checkpatch.rst
>> +++ b/Documentation/dev-tools/checkpatch.rst
>> @@ -957,6 +957,17 @@ Permissions
>>      Permission bits should use 4 digit octal permissions (like 0700 or 0444).
>>      Avoid using any other base like decimal.
>>
>> +  **SYMBOLIC_PERMS**
>> +    Permission bits in the octal form are more readable and easier to
>> +    understand than their symbolic counterparts because many command-line
>> +    tools use this notation only. Experienced kernel developers have been using
>
> Let's remove "only".
>
>> +    this traditional Unix permission bits for decades and so they find it
>
> Maybe you meant "these" here.
>
> With these changes made,
> Acked-by: Dwaipayan Ray <dwaipayanray1@gmail.com>

I took the liberty of apply the patch with those changes made.

Thanks,

jon

  reply	other threads:[~2021-09-14 21:10 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 6+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-09-04  7:29 [PATCH] " Utkarsh Verma
2021-09-04  7:46 ` Lukas Bulwahn
2021-09-04  8:23   ` [PATCH v2] " Utkarsh Verma
2021-09-09 17:02     ` Dwaipayan Ray
2021-09-14 21:10       ` Jonathan Corbet [this message]
2021-09-14 22:28         ` Dwaipayan Ray

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