Re: [PATCH] checkpatch: improve error message for p1-check

From: David Rientjes
Date: Wed Oct 26 2011 - 19:08:13 EST

On Wed, 26 Oct 2011, Joe Perches wrote:

> > > The old error message was not precise. State now explicitly that the
> > > prefix exists as a file/directory. Also change the conclusion ("appears
> > > to be") into an instruction ("make sure").
> > Why can't we suppress this warning unless both prefixes appear as files or
> > directories in the cwd? ('a' and 'b' if using git format-patch)
> I sent a suggested patch that checked $root/$patched_file

So we need a combination of the two approaches then, it makes sense to
only emit the warning if the patched file exists in both prefixes.
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