Re: [PATCH] checkpatch: add Co-Developed-by to signature tags

From: Jorge Ramirez
Date: Fri Dec 14 2018 - 11:03:58 EST

On 12/14/18 16:52, Joe Perches wrote:

A couple variants have been documented and only
one should actually be used.

$ git grep -i co-developed-by Documentation/process/
Documentation/process/5.Posting.rst: - Co-developed-by: states that the patch was also created by another developer
Documentation/process/submitting-patches.rst:12) When to use Acked-by:, Cc:, and Co-Developed-by:
Documentation/process/submitting-patches.rst:A Co-Developed-by: states that the patch was also created by another developer

$ git log --grep="co-developed-by:" -i | \
grep -ohiP "co-developed-by:" | sort | uniq -c | sort -rn
80 Co-developed-by:
40 Co-Developed-by:

So which should it be?

btw: I prefer neither as I think Signed-off-by: is sufficient

IMO neither is only an option if you comfortable with the script generating false warnings.

If you wont apply the patch anyway I wont pursue it further.
Otherwise please let me know I will also update the documentation to match the commit.



Signed-off-by: Jorge Ramirez-Ortiz <jorge.ramirez-ortiz@xxxxxxxxxx>
diff --git a/scripts/ b/scripts/
@@ -468,6 +468,7 @@ our $logFunctions = qr{(?x:
our $signature_tags = qr{(?xi:
+ Co-Developed-by:|