Re: [PATCH] kernel source spellchecker

Dan Kegel (
Sun, 02 Mar 2003 21:48:40 -0800

Steven Cole wrote:
> BTW, I ran the script using only the first 10 entries
> of spell-fix.txt (an arbitrary choice), and got a pretty big diff:
> 132 files changed, 199 insertions(+), 199 deletions(-)
> My feeling is that patches should be about 1/4 that size.
> Otherwise, Linus may /dev/null them. Second opinion anyone?

I agree with the 1/4th, but in # of lines of spell-fix.txt, not
in output size.

Looking at the changesets he's accepted, it looks like he's
comfortable with changesets of 100 files (see "don't" fixes at )
It probably helps that this was a single kind of change.

My guess is these things need enough manual reviewing
that keeping it down to just a related group of fixes per patch
is a good idea (e.g.
together are a Good Idea, more is probably bad).

BTW Linus has been accepting so many spell fixes it's probably important
to work with very fresh sources...
- Dan

Dan Kegel

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