Commit 83242e0c authored by Andy Whitcroft's avatar Andy Whitcroft Committed by Linus Torvalds
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checkpatch: widen implied comment detection to allow multiple stars

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: default avatarAndy Whitcroft <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <>
parent 721c1cb6
......@@ -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;
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