> I found also some other things and also told that Marek - but I
> not everything was included in the patch I send some weeks ago. Maybe it
> was only to break printk statements to fit in 80 chars per line, but I am
> not sure right now.
Yes, you found a way to break a long string into smaller pieces although I
can't quite remember how you did it. ;-)
ANSI C/C++ allows:
and the compiler will glue the parts back together as "foobar".
However, i often don't like the resulting code layout. I also think
there might be a bug in checkpatch. The relevant code is:
#80 column limit
if ($line =~ /^\+/ && $prevrawline !~ /\/\*\*/ &&
$rawline !~ /^.\s*\*\s*\@$Ident\s/ &&
$length > 80)
WARN("line over 80 characters\n" . $herecurr);
my perl is not good, but it appears to be looking for KERN_, eg
KERN_ERR, KERN_WARNING etc, and maybe should be ignoring such lines?