[Linux-kernel-mentees] [PATCH v3] checkpatch: add fix option for MAINTAINERS_STYLE

Joe Perches joe at perches.com
Tue Nov 17 04:20:42 UTC 2020


On Tue, 2020-11-17 at 09:35 +0530, Aditya Srivastava wrote:
> Checkpatch expects entries in MAINTAINERS file in a specific order and
> warns if the changes made do not follow the specified order.
> 
> E.g., running checkpatch on commit b33bc2b878e0 ("nexthop: Add entry to
> MAINTAINERS") reports this warning:
> 
> WARNING: Misordered MAINTAINERS entry - list file patterns in
> alphabetic order
> +F:	include/uapi/linux/nexthop.h
> +F:	include/net/netns/nexthop.h

OK, this should work.
Thanks Aditya.

Acked-by: Joe Perches <joe at perches.com>

> 
> Provide a simple fix by swapping the unordered lines, if both the lines
> are additions (start with '+')
> 
> Signed-off-by: Aditya Srivastava <yashsri421 at gmail.com>
> ---
> Changes in v2:
> modified commit message
> 
> Changes in v3:
> add check if both the lines are additions(ie start with '+')
> 
>  scripts/checkpatch.pl | 17 +++++++++++++----
>  1 file changed, 13 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)
> 
> diff --git a/scripts/checkpatch.pl b/scripts/checkpatch.pl
> index 2749f32dffe9..7ee3f05c354d 100755
> --- a/scripts/checkpatch.pl
> +++ b/scripts/checkpatch.pl
> @@ -3299,13 +3299,22 @@ sub process {
>  					     "Unknown MAINTAINERS entry type: '$cur'\n" . $herecurr);
>  				} else {
>  					if ($previndex >= 0 && $curindex < $previndex) {
> -						WARN("MAINTAINERS_STYLE",
> -						     "Misordered MAINTAINERS entry - list '$cur:' before '$prev:'\n" . $hereprev);
> +						if (WARN("MAINTAINERS_STYLE",
> +							 "Misordered MAINTAINERS entry - list '$cur:' before '$prev:'\n" . $hereprev) &&
> +						    $fix && $prevrawline =~ /^\+[A-Z]:/) {
> +							# swap these lines
> +							$fixed[$fixlinenr - 1] = $rawline;
> +							$fixed[$fixlinenr] = $prevrawline;
> +						}
>  					} elsif ((($prev eq 'F' && $cur eq 'F') ||
>  						  ($prev eq 'X' && $cur eq 'X')) &&
>  						 ($prevval cmp $curval) > 0) {
> -						WARN("MAINTAINERS_STYLE",
> -						     "Misordered MAINTAINERS entry - list file patterns in alphabetic order\n" . $hereprev);
> +						if (WARN("MAINTAINERS_STYLE",
> +							 "Misordered MAINTAINERS entry - list file patterns in alphabetic order\n" . $hereprev) &&
> +						    $fix && $prevrawline =~ /^\+[A-Z]:/) {
> +							$fixed[$fixlinenr - 1] = $rawline;
> +							$fixed[$fixlinenr] = $prevrawline;
> +						}
>  					}
>  				}
>  			}




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