[Linux-kernel-mentees] [PATCH] checkpatch: Documentation: include sign off for reverts

Aditya yashsri421 at gmail.com
Tue Nov 10 15:26:54 UTC 2020

On 10/11/20 8:19 pm, Lukas Bulwahn wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 10, 2020 at 2:42 PM Aditya Srivastava <yashsri421 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Currently, we do not have any documentation on commit reverts regarding
>> the requirement of Signed-off-by tag for it. This may be misleading to
>> the users.
>> On evaluating MISSING_SIGN_OFF over v4.13..v5.8, it was found that
> Just some minor nitpicking on wording:
> Evaluating MISSING_SIGN_OFF checkpatch warnings on v4.13..v5.8 showed that
>> 4 out of 11 cases for this error is because of missing sign offs in
> 4 out of 11 cases missing a sign-off are revert commits.
>> revert commits.
>> Add documentation regarding the same.
> ...to document the community consensus and let readers know.
> Send the revised patch out to the appropriate developers and mailing
> lists and please CC me and Joe (because it is also on checkpatch
> rules).
Thanks for reviewing. I have updated the message.
Actually when I ran ./scripts/get_maintainer.pl over this patch I am
getting a long list of maintainers, so I wanted to confirm once if I
should send to everyone in this list.

Jonathan Corbet <corbet at lwn.net>
Drew DeVault <sir at cmpwn.com>
Mauro Carvalho Chehab <mchehab+huawei at kernel.org>
Krzysztof Kozlowski <krzk at kernel.org>
Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh at linuxfoundation.org> (commit_signer:1/11=9%)
Aditya Srivastava <yashsri421 at gmail.com> (authored:1/11=9%)
"Alexander A. Klimov" <grandmaster at al2klimov.de> (authored:1/11=9%)
Tom Rix <trix at redhat.com> (added_lines:5/80=6%)
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