Re: checkpatch.pl false positive: FSF mailing address
From: Brian Norris
Date: Thu Mar 10 2016 - 14:28:31 EST
On Thu, Mar 10, 2016 at 11:25:55AM -0800, Joe Perches wrote:
> 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.
Maybe I will.
> > > checkpatch is stupid, false positives will always exist.
> I'd almost rather have people understand this.
Then perhaps I'll also patch this note out:
NOTE: If any of the errors are false positives, please report
them to the maintainer, see CHECKPATCH in MAINTAINERS.