[Linux-kernel-mentees] [PATCH] checkpatch: fix false positive for REPEATED_WORD warning

Aditya yashsri421 at gmail.com
Wed Oct 21 18:25:28 UTC 2020

On 21/10/20 11:35 pm, Joe Perches wrote:
> On Wed, 2020-10-21 at 23:25 +0530, Aditya wrote:
>> Thanks for your feedback. I ran a manual check using this approach
>> over v5.6..v5.8.
>> The negatives occurring with this approach are for the word 'be'
>> (Frequency 5) and 'add'(Frequency 1). For eg.
>> WARNING:REPEATED_WORD: Possible repeated word: 'be'
>> #278: FILE: drivers/net/ethernet/intel/ice/ice_flow.c:388:
>> + * @seg: index of packet segment whose raw fields are to be be extracted
>> WARNING:REPEATED_WORD: Possible repeated word: 'add'
>> #21:
>> Let's also add add a note about using only the l3 access without l4
>> Apart from these, it works as expected. It also takes into account the
>> cases for multiple occurrences of hex, as you mentioned. For eg.
>> WARNING:REPEATED_WORD: Possible repeated word: 'ffff'
>> #15:
> []
>> I'll try to combine both methods and come up with a better approach.
> Enjoy, but please consider:
> If for over 30K patches, there are just a few false positives and
> a few false negatives, it likely doesn't need much improvement...
> checkpatch works on patch contexts.
> It's not intended to be perfect.
> It's just a little tool that can help avoid some common defects.

Alright Sir. Then, we can proceed with the method you suggested, as it
is more or less perfect.
I'll re-send the patch with modified reduced warning figure.


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