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[132/156] checkpatch: fix false positive on empty block comment lines

Message ID 20201016024919.EyIEDSv-j%akpm@linux-foundation.org (mailing list archive)
State New
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Series [001/156] device-dax/kmem: fix resource release | expand

Commit Message

Andrew Morton Oct. 16, 2020, 2:49 a.m. UTC
From: Łukasz Stelmach <l.stelmach@samsung.com>
Subject: checkpatch: fix false positive on empty block comment lines

To avoid false positives in presence of SPDX-License-Identifier in
networking files it is required to increase the leeway for empty block
comment lines by one line.

For example, checking drivers/net/loopback.c which starts with

    // SPDX-License-Identifier: GPL-2.0-or-later
    /*
     * INET          An implementation of the TCP/IP protocol suite for the LINUX

rsults in an unnecessary warning

    WARNING: networking block comments don't use an empty /* line, use /* Comment...
    +/*
    + * INET                An implementation of the TCP/IP protocol suite for the LINUX

Link: https://lkml.kernel.org/r/20201006083509.19934-1-l.stelmach@samsung.com
Signed-off-by: Łukasz Stelmach <l.stelmach@samsung.com>
Acked-by: Joe Perches <joe@perches.com>
Cc: Bartłomiej Żolnierkiewicz  <b.zolnierkie@samsung.co>
Cc: Marek Szyprowski <m.szyprowski@samsung.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
---

 scripts/checkpatch.pl |    2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)
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--- a/scripts/checkpatch.pl~checkpatch-fix-false-positive-on-empty-block-comment-lines
+++ a/scripts/checkpatch.pl
@@ -3464,7 +3464,7 @@  sub process {
 		if ($realfile =~ m@^(drivers/net/|net/)@ &&
 		    $prevrawline =~ /^\+[ \t]*\/\*[ \t]*$/ &&
 		    $rawline =~ /^\+[ \t]*\*/ &&
-		    $realline > 2) {
+		    $realline > 3) { # Do not warn about the initial copyright comment block after SPDX-License-Identifier
 			WARN("NETWORKING_BLOCK_COMMENT_STYLE",
 			     "networking block comments don't use an empty /* line, use /* Comment...\n" . $hereprev);
 		}