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@@ -84,3 +84,9 @@ kernel patches.
24: Avoid whitespace damage such as indenting with spaces or whitespace
at the end of lines. You can test this by feeding the patch to
"git apply --check --whitespace=error-all"
+
+25: Check your patch for general style as detailed in
+ Documentation/CodingStyle. Check for trivial violations with the
+ patch style checker prior to submission (scripts/checkpatch.pl).
+ You should be able to justify all violations that remain in
+ your patch.