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authorSean Christopherson <sean.j.christopherson@intel.com>2019-03-22 14:11:37 -0700
committerJonathan Corbet <corbet@lwn.net>2019-03-25 10:44:43 -0600
commit6c5d24eef7be7adfcb608f2852ab69b58935133b (patch)
tree928ff8d79e566621ac2da8ce45825faf49d2bf1a /scripts/checkpatch.pl
parentDocumentation: rtc: Correct location of rtctest.c (diff)
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checkpatch: Warn on improper usage of Co-developed-by
The purpose of Co-developed-by: is to give attribution to authors who aren't already attributed by the From: tag, i.e. who aren't the nominal patch author. Because Co-developed-by: is essentially a variation of From:, it must be accompanied by a Signed-off-by: of the associated co-author. To ease the burden of determining whether or not co-authors have signed off, Co-developed-by and Signed-off-by: must be explicitly paired, i.e. on consecutive lines for a given co-author. Suggested-by: Joe Perches <joe@perches.com> Signed-off-by: Sean Christopherson <sean.j.christopherson@intel.com> Signed-off-by: Jonathan Corbet <corbet@lwn.net>
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diff --git a/scripts/checkpatch.pl b/scripts/checkpatch.pl
index 5b756278df13..bbe71f017f6d 100755
--- a/scripts/checkpatch.pl
+++ b/scripts/checkpatch.pl
@@ -2687,6 +2687,24 @@ sub process {
} else {
$signatures{$sig_nospace} = 1;
}
+
+# Check Co-developed-by: immediately followed by Signed-off-by: with same name and email
+ if ($sign_off =~ /^co-developed-by:$/i) {
+ if ($email eq $author) {
+ WARN("BAD_SIGN_OFF",
+ "Co-developed-by: should not be used to attribute nominal patch author '$author'\n" . "$here\n" . $rawline);
+ }
+ if (!defined $lines[$linenr]) {
+ WARN("BAD_SIGN_OFF",
+ "Co-developed-by: must be immediately followed by Signed-off-by:\n" . "$here\n" . $rawline);
+ } elsif ($rawlines[$linenr] !~ /^\s*signed-off-by:\s*(.*)/i) {
+ WARN("BAD_SIGN_OFF",
+ "Co-developed-by: must be immediately followed by Signed-off-by:\n" . "$here\n" . $rawline . "\n" .$rawlines[$linenr]);
+ } elsif ($1 ne $email) {
+ WARN("BAD_SIGN_OFF",
+ "Co-developed-by and Signed-off-by: name/email do not match \n" . "$here\n" . $rawline . "\n" .$rawlines[$linenr]);
+ }
+ }
}
# Check email subject for common tools that don't need to be mentioned