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SubjectRe: Checkpatch false positive?
On Thu, Jul 31, 2008 at 09:51:02PM -0700, Matthew Helsley wrote:
> Hello checkpatch.pl maintainers,
>
> I'm adding a new thread flag and I get this apparent checkpatch false
> positive:
>
>
> ERROR: do not modify files in include/asm, change architecture specific files in include/asm-<architecture>
> #36: +++ linux-2.6.27-rc1-mm1/arch/sparc/include/asm/thread_info_32.h
>
> ERROR: do not modify files in include/asm, change architecture specific files in include/asm-<architecture>
> #63: +++ linux-2.6.27-rc1-mm1/arch/sparc/include/asm/thread_info_64.h
>
> ERROR: do not modify files in include/asm, change architecture specific files in include/asm-<architecture>
> #289: +++ linux-2.6.27-rc1-mm1/arch/parisc/include/asm/thread_info.h
>
> patches/0001-Container-Freezer-Add-TIF_FREEZE-flag-to-all-archit.patch total: 3 errors, 0 warnings, 214 lines checked
>
> patches/0001-Container-Freezer-Add-TIF_FREEZE-flag-to-all-archit.patch has style problems, please review. If any of these errors
> are false positives report them to the maintainer, see
> CHECKPATCH in MAINTAINERS.
>
>
> Which happens for every arch where the file has been moved under the
> arch/ directory (sparc and parisc so far). Should this check for
> arch/<foo>/include/asm before giving an ERROR? Should
> arch/<foo>/include/asm only trigger a WARNING in this case?
>
> Cheers,
> -Matt Helsley

Yes, that check isn't very well anchored. I've tightened that up in the
latest version. Could you check your patch with the latest testing
version for me:

http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/people/apw/checkpatch/checkpatch.pl-testing

-apw


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