[Linux-kernel-mentees] [PATCH v6] checkpatch: add fix for non-standard signature - co-authored-by

Joe Perches joe at perches.com
Fri Dec 4 15:59:31 UTC 2020


On Fri, 2020-12-04 at 20:10 +0530, Aditya Srivastava wrote:
> Currently, checkpatch.pl warns us for BAD_SIGN_OFF on the usage of
> non-standard signatures.
> 
> An evaluation on v4.13..v5.8 showed that out of 539 warnings due to
> non-standard signatures, 43 are due to the use of 'Co-authored-by'
> tag, which may seem correct, but is not standard.
> 
> The standard signature equivalent for 'Co-authored-by' is
> 'Co-developed-by'.
> 
> Provide a fix by suggesting users with this signature alternative and
> replacing.
> 
> Signed-off-by: Aditya Srivastava <yashsri421 at gmail.com>

lkml is a very active dumping ground and most people do not scan
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