[Linux-kernel-mentees] [PATCH RFC] checkpatch: add new exceptions to repeated word check

Lukas Bulwahn lukas.bulwahn at gmail.com
Sun Oct 11 17:36:42 UTC 2020



On Sun, 11 Oct 2020, Dwaipayan Ray wrote:

> The repeated word check generated false positives for
> the following pattern:
> 
> "git git://..."
> 
> This resulted in lots of warnings in the MAINTAINERS file
> which shouldn't have been generated.
> 
> Fixed this issue by adding "git" to the exception list
> for repeated word check.
> 
> In addition, modified $word_pattern to capture words which
> may contain a single letter like "a".
> This ensures that repeated word warning in cases like
> "This is a a repetition" are also generated.
> 
> Link: https://lore.kernel.org/linux-kernel-mentees/b6cd81b936671a8868fe98536d7c80771bdfd61c.camel@perches.com/
> 
> Suggested-by: Joe Perches <joe at perches.com>
> Suggested-by: Lukas Bulwahn <lukas.bulwahn at gmail.com>
> Signed-off-by: Dwaipayan Ray <dwaipayanray1 at gmail.com>

I do not have any explicit comments.

Just two comments:

1. A patch should do/change ONE thing.

You are changing two here; just split the patch in two changes; the kernel 
community can handle many many patches.

2. For the reducing it to single-letter repetitions, I suggest to do a 
proper evaluation first. I can imagine that there are many more false 
positives than true positives in that case. Please evaluate.


Lukas

> ---
>  scripts/checkpatch.pl | 4 ++--
>  1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
> 
> diff --git a/scripts/checkpatch.pl b/scripts/checkpatch.pl
> index 124ff9432b51..0ef75d2fb5cf 100755
> --- a/scripts/checkpatch.pl
> +++ b/scripts/checkpatch.pl
> @@ -588,7 +588,7 @@ our @mode_permission_funcs = (
>  	["__ATTR", 2],
>  );
>  
> -my $word_pattern = '\b[A-Z]?[a-z]{2,}\b';
> +my $word_pattern = '\b[A-Z]?[a-z]{1,}\b';
>  
>  #Create a search pattern for all these functions to speed up a loop below
>  our $mode_perms_search = "";
> @@ -3364,7 +3364,7 @@ sub process {
>  				}
>  
>  				next if ($first ne $second);
> -				next if ($first eq 'long');
> +				next if ($first =~ /(?:long|git)$/);
>  
>  				if (WARN("REPEATED_WORD",
>  					 "Possible repeated word: '$first'\n" . $herecurr) &&
> -- 
> 2.27.0
> 
> 


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