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

Joe Perches joe at perches.com
Tue Nov 17 04:26:54 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
> Provide a simple fix by swapping the unordered lines, if both the lines
> are additions (start with '+')

On second thought, nak.

This fails when there are 3 consecutive misordered lines.

F:	c
F:	b
F:	a

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