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    SubjectRe: [PATCH][RESEND] checkpatch: Add warning for p0-patches
    Hi Boris,

    > --- /dev/null 2008-11-09 02:46:02.525014459 +0100
    > +++ arch/x86/kernel/tsc_resync.c 2008-11-14 07:22:34.000000000 +0100
    > @@ -0,0 +1 @@
    > +This is a new file
    > and, as you can see, it is a -p0 patch. Now, in the code you do:
    > if ($tree && -e "$root/$p1_prefix") {
    > WARN("Patch prefix '$p1_prefix' exists. Is it maybe a p0-patch?\n");
    > and the "$root/$p1_prefix" won't exist - as a matter of fact - would
    > lose its "arch" part due to the regex before and the if-condition won't
    > trigger.

    Careful. My approach is a bit different (inverse so to say) from yours
    which I missed back then. $p1_prefix is the part which _was_ cut off and
    it is wrong if it _does_ exist. See:

    - $realfile =~ s@^[^/]*/@@;
    + $realfile =~ s@^([^/]*)/@@;
    + $p1_prefix = $1;

    (So, a way to fool this algorithm is to give your kernel root dir the
    same name as a directory inside the root dir, like:

    --- drivers.orig/drivers/...
    +++ drivers/drivers/...

    This will generate a false positive. Oh, well...)

    I decided to go this way intentionally to handle the new file problem.
    So, in your case (I tried) it will cut off "arch", find the "arch"
    directory and will complain. (Did you actually apply this patch? ;))

    I thought the variable name 'p1_prefix' would speak for itself, but as
    you misinterpreted it, maybe it should be renamed?

    All the best,


    Dipl.-Ing. Wolfram Sang |
    Pengutronix - Linux Solutions for Science and Industry
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