Re: [PATCH] checkpatch: check Signed-off-by: lines for patches coming from stdin

From: Joe Perches
Date: Tue Aug 11 2015 - 12:47:59 EST

On Tue, 2015-08-11 at 15:20 +0100, Javi Merino wrote:
> Commit 34d8815f9512 ("checkpatch: add --showfile to allow input via pipe
> to show filenames") disabled the ability to check for Signed-off-by
> lines in patches that are fed to scripts/ from stdin. This
> makes things like:
> git rebase --interactive --exec 'git format-patch --stdout -1 | scripts/ --strict -'

This is akin to running checkpatch on patches to the stable tree.
Generally unnecessary.

I think patches should never be committed without a sign-off so
the concept of using checkpatch when rebasing is fundamentally
odd, but <shrug>, different workflows for different folks.

You should add a "Reference:"; line to the
commit message.

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