Re: [PATCH v2] checkpatch.pl: warn on invalid commit id
From: Matteo Croce
Date: Thu Jul 25 2019 - 21:21:32 EST
On July 26, 2019 2:22:05 AM GMT+02:00, Andrew Morton <akpm@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Thu, 25 Jul 2019 11:26:04 +0200 Matteo Croce <mcroce@xxxxxxxxxx>
> > On Thu, Jul 25, 2019 at 5:07 AM Andrew Morton
> <akpm@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > > What does it do if we're not operating in a git directory? For
> > > I work in /usr/src/25 and my git repo is in ../git26.
> > >
> > If .git is not found, the check is disabled
> We could permit user to set an environment variable to tell checkpatch
> where the kernel git tree resides.
Maybe GIT_DIR already does it.
> > > Also, what happens relatively often is that someone quotes a
> > > or long-term-stable hash. If the user has those trees in the git
> > > I assume they won't be informed of the inappropriate hash?
> > >
> > In this case it won't warn, but this should not be a problem, as the
> > hash doesn't change following a merge.
> > The problem is just if the other tree gets rebased, or if the other
> > tree gets never merged, e.g. stable/linux-*
> linux-next patches get rebased quite often.
I see :)
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