[Linux-kernel-mentees] [PATCH v5] checkpatch: add new warnings to author signoff checks.

Dwaipayan Ray dwaipayanray1 at gmail.com
Wed Oct 7 18:38:37 UTC 2020


On Wed, Oct 7, 2020 at 11:48 PM Joe Perches <joe at perches.com> wrote:
>
> On Wed, 2020-10-07 at 12:08 +0530, Dwaipayan Ray wrote:
> > On Wed, Oct 7, 2020 at 12:03 PM Dwaipayan Ray <dwaipayanray1 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > The author signed-off-by checks are currently very vague.
> > > Cases like same name or same address are not handled separately.
>
> Likely now, the type should be changed from NO_AUTHOR_SIGN_OFF
> to a single something else for all the other types of messages.
>
>
Since BAD_SIGNOFF is being used for a different context, then
probably BAD_AUTHOR_SIGNOFF.

Should this work or anything else you have in mind?

Thanks,
Dwaipayan.


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