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authorJoe Perches <joe@perches.com>2015-04-16 19:44:28 (GMT)
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2015-04-17 13:03:57 (GMT)
commit2a076f40d8c9be95bee7bcf18436655e1140447f (patch)
treee905ba409c28e126fea5f558e51eb52368a36ed5 /Documentation/SubmittingPatches
parent0e212e0a720601fabda102f7998d27625f9e144a (diff)
checkpatch, SubmittingPatches: suggest line wrapping commit messages at 75 columns
Commit messages lines are sometimes overly long. Suggest line wrapping at 75 columns so the default git commit log indentation of 4 plus the commit message text still fits on an 80 column screen. Add a checkpatch test for long commit messages lines too. Signed-off-by: Joe Perches <joe@perches.com> Cc: David Miller <davem@davemloft.net> Cc: Jonathan Corbet <corbet@lwn.net> Cc: Ian Morris <ipm@chirality.org.uk> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
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diff --git a/Documentation/SubmittingPatches b/Documentation/SubmittingPatches
index 447671b..b03a832 100644
--- a/Documentation/SubmittingPatches
+++ b/Documentation/SubmittingPatches
@@ -614,8 +614,8 @@ The canonical patch message body contains the following:
- An empty line.
- - The body of the explanation, which will be copied to the
- permanent changelog to describe this patch.
+ - The body of the explanation, line wrapped at 75 columns, which will
+ be copied to the permanent changelog to describe this patch.
- The "Signed-off-by:" lines, described above, which will
also go in the changelog.