Re: git pre-commit hook running

From: Uwe Kleine-König
Date: Wed Jan 20 2010 - 10:30:38 EST

On Wed, Jan 20, 2010 at 10:01:55AM +0000, Mark Brown wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 20, 2010 at 02:02:02AM +0000, Ben Dooks wrote:
> > I've written a git pre-commit[1] hook which stops any commits happening if
> > reports problems with the patch. Any comments?
> > [1]
> Checkpatch does sometimes generate the occasional false positive which
> can be annoying when they trigger. It can also be a problem when doing
> bugfixes IME - if an existing file has lots of checkpatch issues then a
> fix which maintains the same coding style as the surrounding code can
> trigger checkpatch issues which would if fixed make the code not fit in
> with the rest of the file. Obviously it'd be desirable to fix the file
> but that's a bit unreasonable for people submitting bug fixes,
> especially when pushing fixes to Linus and stable.
> That said, monitoring for checkpatch issues is useful.
Maybe only print the warnings instead of stopping a commit? I'd not
like me stopping here not only for the reasons pointed out by Mark and
Russell, but also as I frequently do wip-commits that not necessarily
are checkpatch-clean.

Best regards

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