[Linux-kernel-mentees] [PATCH RFC] checkpatch: add new warnings to author signoff checks.

Joe Perches joe at perches.com
Mon Oct 5 08:05:49 UTC 2020


On Mon, 2020-10-05 at 13:10 +0530, Dwaipayan Ray wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 5, 2020 at 12:48 PM Joe Perches <joe at perches.com> wrote:
> > On Mon, 2020-10-05 at 12:18 +0530, Dwaipayan Ray wrote:
> > > The author signed-off-by checks are currently very vague.
> > > Cases like same name or same address are not handled separately.
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> > And for mismatches, it's really not known that
> > it should be one way or the or the other is it?
> > 
> 
> I think that's true. But since the mail in the
> From: part is the one which with others are being
> compared, I think maybe it should have the higher
> priority, and be treated as the expected one.

I rather expect it to be the other way around.

The Signed-off-by: line should be authoritative
as that is what is put in the commit log.





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