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

Lukas Bulwahn lukas.bulwahn at gmail.com
Sun Oct 11 17:37:47 UTC 2020



On Sun, 11 Oct 2020, Dwaipayan Ray wrote:

> On Sun, Oct 11, 2020 at 12:14 PM Dwaipayan Ray <dwaipayanray1 at gmail.com> 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>
> > ---
> >  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" . $herecurr) &&
> > --
> > 2.27.0
> >
> 
> One more additional improvement to this would be to make
> comparison case neutral.
> 
> Like:
> 
>  -  next if ($first ne $second);
> +  next if (lc($first) ne lc($second));
> 
> What do you think?
> 

Sounds good. Please evaluate though. Then, we can really judge better.

Lukas


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