Re: false positive: FSF mailing address

From: Joe Perches
Date: Thu Mar 10 2016 - 14:26:09 EST

On Thu, 2016-03-10 at 11:15 -0800, Brian Norris wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 10, 2016 at 11:08 AM, Joe Perches <joe@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Hey again Brian.

> > Yeah, it's amusing.  It's also likely not something worth
> > bothering with though as the likelihood of fixing it is low
> > and eventually the FSF warning will be minimized or removed
> > as no longer necessary.
> An easy improvement: don't use "ignore case" for the regex.

Maybe, but:

drivers/pcmcia/bfin_cf_pcmcia.c: * if not, write to the free software foundation,

Of course there's only one of those too.

Mostly, it's a "I just don't care very much" warning.

If you care enough to submit a patch removing the "/i"
from the regex, please do and cc Andrew Morton too.

> > checkpatch is stupid, false positives will always exist.

I'd almost rather have people understand this.