[Linux-kernel-mentees] [PATCH v4] checkpatch: add fix and improve warning msg for Non-standard signature

Lukas Bulwahn lukas.bulwahn at gmail.com
Tue Nov 24 07:44:30 UTC 2020

On Tue, Nov 24, 2020 at 8:26 AM Joe Perches <joe at perches.com> wrote:
> On Tue, 2020-11-24 at 07:54 +0100, Lukas Bulwahn wrote:
> > On Mon, Nov 23, 2020 at 6:33 PM Joe Perches <joe at perches.com> wrote:
> []
> > Maybe a patch reduced to the very obvious synonyms helps newcomers or
> > people with lousy memory to be reminded that it is called
> > "Co-developed-by:" not "Co-authored-by".
> I have no issue with proximity matching for nominally invalid uses.
> I think the method used wasn't great though.
> For trivial spelling defects, levenshtein might work well enough.

Yes, that is true. Aditya has actually created two patches, one using
some edit distance to find matches and one using a fixed match for
those cases (the one you see here). Both patches complement each
other. But he has only sent the second patch to you yet.

I guess when the other patch is sent out, it is a much clearer full
picture how this fix option will work.


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