checkpatch: widen implied comment detection to allow multiple stars
Andy Whitcroft [Tue, 6 Jan 2009 22:41:17 +0000 (14:41 -0800)]
Some people use double star '**' as a comment continuation, and start
comments with complete lines of stars.  Widen the implied comment
detection to pick these up.

Signed-off-by: Andy Whitcroft <apw@shadowen.org>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

scripts/checkpatch.pl

index 7c17e95..a305aa5 100755 (executable)
@@ -1109,7 +1109,7 @@ sub process {
                        # is the start of a diff block and this line starts
                        # ' *' then it is very likely a comment.
                        if (!defined $edge &&
-                           $rawlines[$linenr] =~ m@^.\s* \*(?:\s|$)@)
+                           $rawlines[$linenr] =~ m@^.\s*(?:\*\*+| \*)(?:\s|$)@)
                        {
                                $in_comment = 1;
                        }