[Linux-kernel-mentees] checkpatch.pl investigation: NO_AUTHOR_SIGN_OFF issues

Dwaipayan Ray dwaipayanray1 at gmail.com
Mon Sep 28 14:20:08 UTC 2020

> How about just starting a new thread instead?
> I will answer on the new thread.
> Lukas

Sure, I will.

Also did my last mail go through to you?

> So I did run my script to evaluate the type of errors that were generated.
> My results are from commits between v5.7 and v5.8
> 1) Same address, different name
> There were 32 such instances. In general, there was no regularity in the
> specific error.
> There were some cases with letter case mismatch. Like there was one
> committer who used the names "Arend Van Spriel", and "Arend van Spriel".
> I believe this error should not be generated and matching be made case
> neutral.
> Apart from this, the rest of the cases in this category were some with missing
> first or last names, using names in other languages or having commas in
> one name, using initials etc. These should be warned about.
> 2) Same name, different address
> There were 204 such instances. Most of them were of the form in which they
> used a completely different email address.
> Only one case was found with an email extension.
> <hpeter at gmail.com>
> <hpeter+linux_kernel at gmail.com>
> in commit 423d9118c624
> So in general I think most email mismatches should be specified by a WARN
> and for email extension there should be a --strict CHECK.
> What do you think of this?
> Thanks,
> Dwaipayan.

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