Re: [PATCH 1/4] treewide: convert ISO_8859-1 text comments to utf-8

To: Arnd Bergmann <arnd@xxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/4] treewide: convert ISO_8859-1 text comments to utf-8
Cc: Joe Perches <joe@xxxxxxxxxxx>, Samuel Ortiz <sameo@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, "David S. Miller" <davem@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Rob Herring <robh+dt@xxxxxxxxxx>, Michael Ellerman <mpe@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Jonathan Cameron <jic23@xxxxxxxxxx>, linux-wireless@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, netdev@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, devicetree@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, linux-kernel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, linux-arm-kernel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, linux-crypto@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, linuxppc-dev@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, linux-iio@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, linux-pm@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, lvs-devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, netfilter-devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, coreteam@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
From: Andrew Morton <akpm@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 24 Jul 2018 14:00:10 -0700
On Tue, 24 Jul 2018 13:13:25 +0200 Arnd Bergmann <arnd@xxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Almost all files in the kernel are either plain text or UTF-8
> encoded. A couple however are ISO_8859-1, usually just a few
> characters in a C comments, for historic reasons.
> This converts them all to UTF-8 for consistency.

Was "consistency" the only rationale?  The discussion is now outside my
memory horizon but I thought there were other reasons.

Will we be getting a checkpatch rule to keep things this way?
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