report: scripts: checkpatch: Spell Checker Does Not Run with '-f'

From: Federico Vaga
Date: Thu Feb 14 2019 - 07:49:12 EST


Recently I have produce a couple of patches but I get different warnings if I
run checkpatch on the file (-f) or if I run it of a patch file. In particular,
the problem I found is with the spell checker which seems to run only when the
option '-f' is not used. I am wandering if there are other similar cases.

I do not know Perl, so I cannot investigate more, but I have a practical
example. I have this simple patch applied on my tree that introduces a spell

From: Federico Vaga <federico.vaga@xxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 14 Feb 2019 13:29:39 +0100
Subject: [PATCH] script: checkpatch: buggy(?) output with -f option

Signed-off-by: Federico Vaga <federico.vaga@xxxxxxx>
drivers/i2c/busses/i2c-ocores.c | 2 +-
1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/drivers/i2c/busses/i2c-ocores.c b/drivers/i2c/busses/i2c-ocores.c
index b32d67c..f4deb90 100644
--- a/drivers/i2c/busses/i2c-ocores.c
+++ b/drivers/i2c/busses/i2c-ocores.c
@@ -301,7 +301,7 @@ static int ocores_poll_wait(struct ocores_i2c *i2c)
/* on going transfer */
mask = OCI2C_STAT_TIP;
- * We wait for the data to be transferred (8bit),
+ * We wait for the data to be transfered (8bit),
* then we start polling on the ACK/NACK bit
udelay((8 * 1000) / i2c->bus_clock_khz);

And here the outputs from checkpatch

--------- ON FILE ----------------
./script/ -f drivers/i2c/busses/i2c-ocores.c

total: 0 errors, 0 warnings, 765 lines checked

drivers/i2c/busses/i2c-ocores.c has no obvious style problems and is ready for
---------- ON PATCH ---------------
./script/ 0001-script-checkpatch-buggy-output-with-f-option.patch

WARNING: Missing commit description - Add an appropriate one

WARNING: 'transfered' may be misspelled - perhaps 'transferred'?
#20: FILE: drivers/i2c/busses/i2c-ocores.c:304:
+ * We wait for the data to be transfered (8bit),

total: 0 errors, 2 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.

0001-script-checkpatch-buggy-output-with-f-option.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.