Re: [PATCH] checkpatch.pl: Don't complain about nominal authors if there isn't one
From: Alan Stern
Date: Tue Oct 15 2019 - 16:27:13 EST
On Fri, 13 Sep 2019, Joe Perches wrote:
> On Fri, 2019-09-13 at 10:22 -0400, Alan Stern wrote:
> > On Thu, 12 Sep 2019, Joe Perches wrote:
> > > On Thu, 2019-09-12 at 16:55 -0400, Alan Stern wrote:
> > > > checkpatch.pl shouldn't warn about a "Missing Signed-off-by: line by
> > > > nominal patch author" if there is no nominal patch author. Without
> > > > this change, checkpatch always gives me the following warning:
> > > >
> > > > WARNING: Missing Signed-off-by: line by nominal patch author ''
> > >
> > > When/how does this occur? Example please.
> > The patch itself is a good example. Attached to this email is the
> > patch file in the form I keep it (from quilt, not git; note that quilt
> > doesn't do a good job of handling the "---" line so I leave it out and
> > insert it when submitting the patch). Try saving the attachment and
> > running it through checkpatch.pl. Here's what I get:
> Does checkpatch emit this warning for you on
> your quilt content?
> If so, how do you handle it?
> > $ scripts/checkpatch.pl /tmp/checkpatch-author-fix.patch
> > WARNING: Missing Signed-off-by: line by nominal patch author ''
> > total: 0 errors, 1 warnings, 8 lines checked
> > NOTE: For some of the reported defects, checkpatch may be able to
> > mechanically convert to the typical style using --fix or --fix-inplace.
> > /tmp/checkpatch-author-fix.patch has style problems, please review.
> > NOTE: If any of the errors are false positives, please report
> > them to the maintainer, see CHECKPATCH in MAINTAINERS.
> > Would you like me to resubmit the patch with this example added to the
> > patch description?
> > Alan Stern