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Date:	Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:52:22 -0700
From:	Kees Cook <>
To:	Joe Perches <>
Cc:	Andrew Morton <>,
	Jani Nikula <>,
	Andy Whitcroft <>,
	LKML <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] checkpatch: fix use via symlink, make missing spelling
 file non-fatal

On Thu, Oct 23, 2014 at 10:29 AM, Joe Perches <> wrote:
> Commit 66b47b4a9dad ("checkpatch: look for common misspellings")
> made it difficult to use checkpatch via a symlink.
> Fix that and make a missing spelling.txt file non-fatal.
> Emit a warning when the spelling.txt file can not be opened.
> Reference:
> Signed-off-by: Joe Perches <>
> Reported-by: Jani Nikula <>
> Tested-by: Jani Nikula <>

Thanks for fixing this. :)

Reviewed-by: Kees Cook <>


Kees Cook
Chrome OS Security
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