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SubjectRe: linux-next: Signed-off-by missing for commit in the rdma-fixes tree
On Thu, Mar 08, 2018 at 08:39:38AM -0800, Joe Perches wrote:
> On Thu, 2018-03-08 at 09:18 -0700, Jason Gunthorpe wrote:
> > On Thu, Mar 08, 2018 at 04:40:58PM +1100, Stephen Rothwell wrote:
> > > Hi all,
> > >
> > > Commit
> > >
> > > aa0de36a40f4 ("RDMA/mlx5: Fix integer overflow while resizing CQ")
> > >
> > > is missing a Signed-off-by from its author.
> >
> > Thanks Stephen,
> >
> > May I suggest to the checkpatch maintainers that checkpack should look
> > for this too?
>
> No such commit in current -hext
> $ git status HEAD
> HEAD detached at next-20180308

https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/rdma/rdma.git/commit/?h=for-rc&id=aa0de36a40f446f5a21a7c1e677b98206e242edb

> checkpatch doesn't try to match email sender to sign-off
> as the email sender doesn't have to sign-off on a patch.
>
> It currently does:
>
> if ($is_patch && $has_commit_log && $chk_signoff && $signoff == 0) {
> ERROR("MISSING_SIGN_OFF",
> "Missing Signed-off-by: line(s)\n");
> }

If I were to suggest an exact check it would be that the commit git
author and commit git commiter both have signed-off-by lines, as I
can't think of any cases where it would be appropriate for them to be
missing?

Jason

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