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

Aditya yashsri421 at gmail.com
Tue Nov 17 10:54:47 UTC 2020


On 17/11/20 3:51 pm, Lukas Bulwahn wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 17, 2020 at 5:29 AM Joe Perches <joe at perches.com> wrote:
>>
>> On Mon, 2020-11-16 at 20:26 -0800, Joe Perches wrote:
>>> 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.
>>>
>>> SECTION
>>> F:    c
>>> F:    b
>>> F:    a
>>>
>>
>> btw:
>>
>> scripts/parse-maintainers.pl already does this reordering properly so
>> this particular --fix addition isn't all that useful.
>>
> 
> I think the real fix is to provide some more documentation on
> scripts/parse-maintainers.pl that explains how to run this script when
> an author hits the warning type in checkpatch.pl.
> 
> I see these follow-up patches:
> 
>   - some documentation on scripts/parse-maintainers.pl
>   - a patch to checkpatch.pl that points out this documentation when
> this warning occurs.
>   - maybe: improve of scripts/parse-maintainers.pl to handle exactly
> this use case of a patch author (assuming that the patch was just
> created with git format-patch -1) and how to get the corrected diff
> for this patch.
>   - maybe: a patch to checkpatch.pl that can create the command for
> scripts/parse-maintainers.pl for a specific patch and which then can
> be added with git commit --amend or git commit && git rebase and
> squashing that in.
> 
> I think once that is done and better understood, you can much better
> judge if there is really a need for a fix in checkpatch.pl.
> 

Okay thanks. Will check these out.

Thanks
Aditya

> Lukas
>


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