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SubjectRe: [PATCH] checkpatch: always allow C99 SPDX License Identifer comments
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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.

---
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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