checkpatch.pl false positive: FSF mailing address
From: Brian Norris
Date: Thu Mar 10 2016 - 14:00:36 EST
I found this false positive amusing:
$ curl http://patchwork.ozlabs.org/patch/577786/mbox/ | scripts/checkpatch.pl -
ERROR: Do not include the paragraph about writing to the Free Software
Foundation's mailing address from the sample GPL notice. The FSF has
changed addresses in the past, and may do so again. Linux already
includes a copy of the GPL.
#1489: FILE: drivers/mtd/nand/qcom_nandc.c:1335:
+^I^I * write to the free oob area.$
The patch is:
[PATCH v8,2/3] mtd: nand: Qualcomm NAND controller driver
and the comment text is:
"For the last codeword, we skip the bbm positions and write to the
free oob area."
which matches on this:
# Check for FSF mailing addresses.
if ($rawline =~ /\bwrite to the Free/i ||
I'm just writing as recommended by the closing text of your tool.