[Linux-kernel-mentees] [PATCH RFC] checkpatch: fix TYPO_SPELLING check for words with apostrophe

Peilin Ye yepeilin.cs at gmail.com
Thu Nov 26 10:05:58 UTC 2020


On Thu, Nov 26, 2020 at 03:17:27PM +0530, Dwaipayan Ray wrote:
> checkpatch reports a false warning for some words containing an
> apostrophe.
> 
> A false positive is "doesn't". Occurrence of the word causes
> checkpatch to emit the following warning:
> 
> "WARNING: 'doesn'' may be misspelled - perhaps 'doesn't'?"
> 
> Check if any word character is present after the word boundary
> in such cases. If present, it means a subpart of the word has
> been matched and a warning should not be emitted.
> 
> Reported-by: Peilin Ye <yepeilin.cs at gmail.com>
> Signed-off-by: Dwaipayan Ray <dwaipayanray1 at gmail.com>
> ---
>  scripts/checkpatch.pl | 2 +-
>  1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

Thanks for fixing it! Glad to see checkpatch is happy :)

FWIW, the patch is:
Tested-by: Peilin Ye <yepeilin.cs at gmail.com>

Thanks,
Peilin Ye



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