[ofiwg] linux coding style question, or what is the libfabric interpretation of "resembles"

Sung-Eun Choi sungeun at cray.com
Wed Mar 11 11:06:39 PDT 2015

I agree with Jeff on this, automatic seems too dicey.

Getting back to the core topic, I've been playing with this as a
pre-commit script:


Feel free to try it out.  I suspect there will be more checks that
should be disabled, as the checkpatch script was designed to be run on
the kernel tree.

Probably would also want to run the script on the entire repo
regularly, though it would be noisy until existing errors are fixed
(which, at least with travis, might mean not getting the "Safe to
Merge" green light).

-- Sung

On Wed, Mar 11, 2015 at 04:48:45PM +0000, Jeff Squyres (jsquyres) wrote:
> On Mar 11, 2015, at 12:20 PM, Blocksome, Michael <michael.blocksome at intel.com> wrote:
> > 
> >> 1. I already have a pre-commit hook, but I'll run the libfabric hook at the end
> >> of mine, and I therefore don't need a suggestion to install the libfabric one.
> > 
> > Sure. You are an advanced user of git. Is that a problem to see help text intended
> > for others? The help text would be targeted to those who are not advanced
> > users of git, and yet have some pre-existing hooks for whatever reason. Novice
> > users will not have the hook. Advanced users will incorporate the hook themselves.
> I hear what you're saying, but if that message will effectively be displayed every time you run autogen (i.e., it might not be displayed for you the *first* time, because it installed the hook for you), is it really of much use?
> >> Keep in mind that we can't reject commits at the server -- github doesn't
> >> offer the capability of a pre-commit hook (only a post-commit hook).
> > 
> > Right .. but doesn't the development process require the maintainer to merge
> > and/or perform pull requests before code gets in to master? Only a select few
> > can push to master, right?
> Sure -- I was just nit-picking:
> - there is no pre-commit hook at Github
> - we can certainly run a travis-ci or jenkins on all pull requests, checking for style, etc. (OFA already has the flatbed.openfabrics.org server where the travis/jenkins/whatever can run)
> -- 
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