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SubjectRe: [PATCH] checkpatch: always allow C99 SPDX License Identifer comments
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Hi Joe,

On 2020-03-11 9:42 p.m., Joe Perches wrote:
> On Wed, 2020-03-11 at 19:48 -0700, Scott Branden wrote:
>> Hi Joe,
>>
>> On 2020-03-11 7:26 p.m., Joe Perches wrote:
>>> On Wed, 2020-03-11 at 12:11 -0700, Scott Branden wrote:
>>>> Always allow C99 comment styles if SPDK-License-Identifier is in comment
>>>> even if C99_COMMENT_TOLERANCE is specified in the --ignore options.
>>> Why is this useful?
>> This is useful because if you run checkpatch with
>> --ignore=C99_COMMENT_TOLERANCE
>> right now it will warn on almost every .c file in the linux kernel due
>> to the decision to
>> use // SPDX-License-Identifier: at the start of every c file
> Maybe this is better:
>
> Just don't perform any other per-line checks on a valid or invalid
> SPDX line.
I tried your change and it works as well.
Probably better/simpler if no other processing is needed on lines with
SPDX-License-Indentifier: on it.

Would you like to just submit your patch or do I need to construct
something?
> ---
> scripts/checkpatch.pl | 1 +
> 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+)
>
> diff --git a/scripts/checkpatch.pl b/scripts/checkpatch.pl
> index 529c892..3f2ae7 100755
> --- a/scripts/checkpatch.pl
> +++ b/scripts/checkpatch.pl
> @@ -3171,6 +3171,7 @@ sub process {
> WARN("SPDX_LICENSE_TAG",
> "'$spdx_license' is not supported in LICENSES/...\n" . $herecurr);
> }
> + next;
> }
> }
> }
>
>

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