[Linux-kernel-mentees] [PATCH -mmots] checkpatch: add fix for non-standard signature - co-authored-by

Joe Perches joe at perches.com
Thu Dec 3 19:31:11 UTC 2020


On Thu, 2020-12-03 at 20:25 +0100, Greg KH wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 03, 2020 at 08:00:58PM +0100, Lukas Bulwahn wrote:
> > On Thu, Dec 3, 2020 at 7:56 PM Greg KH <gregkh at linuxfoundation.org> wrote:
> > > 
> > > On Thu, Dec 03, 2020 at 11:59:54AM +0100, Lukas Bulwahn wrote:
> > > > On Thu, Dec 3, 2020 at 10:59 AM Aditya <yashsri421 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > > > 
> > > > > On 3/12/20 12:26 am, Joe Perches wrote:
> > > > > > On Thu, 2020-12-03 at 00:00 +0530, Aditya Srivastava wrote:
> > > > > > > Currently, checkpatch.pl warns us for BAD_SIGN_OFF on the usage of
> > > > > > > non-standard signatures.
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> > > co-developed-by is the correct tag for this.  It is documented exactly
> > > for this reason, please do not try to use something that is not already
> > > accepted by the kernel developers for this type of thing.

Postel's law should apply here.

And there is a concurrent thread on the ksummit-discuss mailing list
that applies:

https://lore.kernel.org/ksummit-discuss/CAFhKne9ZSbwrH6-g7og2BBEEDGd6ScDnZTNg3znQLvLDCDfeoA@mail.gmail.com/T/#t

I hope all this becomes moot eventually.




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