[Linux-kernel-mentees] [PATCH v4] checkpatch: fix false positives in REPEATED_WORD warning

Aditya yashsri421 at gmail.com
Sat Oct 24 00:27:32 UTC 2020


On 24/10/20 5:38 am, Aditya Srivastava wrote:
> Presence of hexadecimal address or symbol results in false warning
> message by checkpatch.pl.
> 
> For example, running checkpatch on commit b8ad540dd4e4 ("mptcp: fix
> memory leak in mptcp_subflow_create_socket()") results in warning:
> 
> WARNING:REPEATED_WORD: Possible repeated word: 'ff'
>     00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 2f 30 0a 81 88 ff ff  ........./0.....
> 
> Similarly, the presence of list command output in commit results in
> an unnecessary warning.
> 
> For example, running checkpatch on commit 899e5ffbf246 ("perf record:
> Introduce --switch-output-event") gives:
> 
> WARNING:REPEATED_WORD: Possible repeated word: 'root'
>   dr-xr-x---. 12 root root    4096 Apr 27 17:46 ..
> 
> Here, it reports 'ff' and 'root to be repeated, but it is in fact part
> of some address or code, where it has to be repeated.
> 
> In these cases, the intent of the warning to find stylistic issues in
> commit messages is not met and the warning is just completely wrong in
> this case.
> 
> To avoid these warnings, add additional regex check for the
> directory permission pattern and avoid checking the line for this
> class of warning. Similarly, to avoid hex pattern, check if the word
> consists of hex symbols and skip this warning if it is not among the
> common english words formed using hex letters.
> 
> A quick evaluation on v5.6..v5.8 showed that this fix reduces
> REPEATED_WORD warnings from 2797 to 907.
> 
> A quick manual check found all cases are related to hex output or
> list command outputs in commit messages.
> 
> Signed-off-by: Aditya Srivastava <yashsri421 at gmail.com>
> ---
>  scripts/checkpatch.pl | 15 ++++++++++++++-
>  1 file changed, 14 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
> 
> diff --git a/scripts/checkpatch.pl b/scripts/checkpatch.pl
> index 7e505688257a..1d42d08d520b 100755
> --- a/scripts/checkpatch.pl
> +++ b/scripts/checkpatch.pl
> @@ -3049,7 +3049,9 @@ sub process {
>  		}
>  
>  # check for repeated words separated by a single space
> -		if ($rawline =~ /^\+/ || $in_commit_log) {
> +# avoid false positive from list command eg, '-rw-r--r-- 1 root root'
> +		if (($rawline =~ /^\+/ || $in_commit_log) &&
> +                    $rawline !~ /[bcCdDlMnpPs\?-][rwxsStT-]{9}/) {
>  			pos($rawline) = 1 if (!$in_commit_log);
>  			while ($rawline =~ /\b($word_pattern) (?=($word_pattern))/g) {
>  
> @@ -3074,6 +3076,17 @@ sub process {
>  				next if ($start_char =~ /^\S$/);
>  				next if (index(" \t.,;?!", $end_char) == -1);
>  
> +                                # avoid repeating hex occurrences like 'ff ff fe 09 ...'
> +                                my %allow_repeated_words = (
> +                                        add => '',
> +                                        added => '',
> +                                        bad => '',
> +                                        be => '',
> +                                );
> +                                if ($first =~ /\b[0-9a-f]{2,}\b/) {
> +                                        next if (!exists($allow_repeated_words{lc($first)}));
> +                                }
> +
>  				if (WARN("REPEATED_WORD",
>  					 "Possible repeated word: '$first'\n" . $herecurr) &&
>  				    $fix) {
> 

Changes made in v4:
- Fix indentation
- Reduce the dictionary size for allowed words
- Apply changes over Dwaipayan's patch
(https://lore.kernel.org/linux-kernel-mentees/20201017162732.152351-1-dwaipayanray1@gmail.com/)


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