lists.openwall.net   lists  /  announce  owl-users  owl-dev  john-users  john-dev  passwdqc-users  yescrypt  popa3d-users  /  oss-security  kernel-hardening  musl  sabotage  tlsify  passwords  /  crypt-dev  xvendor  /  Bugtraq  Full-Disclosure  linux-kernel  linux-netdev  linux-ext4  PHC 
Open Source and information security mailing list archives
 
Hash Suite: Windows password security audit tool. GUI, reports in PDF.
[<prev] [next>] [<thread-prev] [thread-next>] [day] [month] [year] [list]
Date:   Sat, 25 Nov 2017 17:53:53 -0200
From:   Mauro Carvalho Chehab <mchehab@...pensource.com>
To:     Linus Torvalds <torvalds@...ux-foundation.org>
Cc:     Pavel Machek <pavel@....cz>,
        Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@...uxfoundation.org>,
        Thomas Gleixner <tglx@...utronix.de>,
        Christoph Hellwig <hch@....de>,
        LKML <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
        Andrew Morton <akpm@...uxfoundation.org>,
        Jonathan Corbet <corbet@....net>,
        Kate Stewart <kstewart@...uxfoundation.org>,
        Philippe Ombredanne <pombredanne@...b.com>,
        Russell King <rmk+kernel@...linux.org.uk>,
        Rob Herring <rob.herring@...aro.org>,
        Jonas Oberg <jonas@...e.org>, Joe Perches <joe@...ches.com>,
        linux-xfs <linux-xfs@...r.kernel.org>,
        Charlemagne Lasse <charlemagnelasse@...il.com>,
        Carmen Bianca Bakker <carmenbianca@...e.org>
Subject: Re: [patch V4 01/11] Documentation: Add license-rules.rst to
 describe how to properly identify file licenses

Em Sat, 25 Nov 2017 09:30:46 -1000
Linus Torvalds <torvalds@...ux-foundation.org> escreveu:

> On Sat, Nov 25, 2017 at 9:17 AM, Pavel Machek <pavel@....cz> wrote:
> >
> > There's logical place in the comment, and it should look like this:
> >
> > /*
> >  * Driver for SMSC USB3503 USB 2.0 hub controller driver
> >  *
> >  * SPDX-License-Identifier:     GPL-2.0+
> >  * Copyright (c) 2012-2013 Dongjin Kim (tobetter@...il.com)
> >  */  
> 
> And this is *exactly* what I don't want o see, because now the SPDX
> placement is basically entirely random, and we'll get stupid conflicts
> that are must nastier, and people will get it wrong and we'll end up
> with two lines etc etc headaches.
> 
> Yes, the single line at the top _also_ causes conflicts, but they are
> really easy to resolve exactly because there is absolutely no
> ambiguity about what the resolution is, and there is no question that
> there could be two different SPDX lines in the file.
> 
> The "//" format is ambiguous and simple, and works well for the first line.
> 
> And if we have the long-term plan to move over to // (which I really
> hope for), it's also the cleanest of them all.

Let me see if I got it straight. At drivers/media/common/siano/smsir.c,
we have, currently:


	/****************************************************************

	 Siano Mobile Silicon, Inc.
	 MDTV receiver kernel modules.
	 Copyright (C) 2006-2009, Uri Shkolnik

	 Copyright (c) 2010 - Mauro Carvalho Chehab
		- Ported the driver to use rc-core
		- IR raw event decoding is now done at rc-core
		- Code almost re-written

	 This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify
	 it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
	 the Free Software Foundation, either version 2 of the License, or
	 (at your option) any later version.

	 This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
	 but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
	 MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  See the
	 GNU General Public License for more details.

	 You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
	 along with this program.  If not, see <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/>.

	 ****************************************************************/

With is completely out of standard. I'd like to add an SPDX tag there
and, while doing that, adjust the comments.

So, if I understand well, your preference would be to make it like:

	// SPDX-License-Identifier: GPL-2.0+
	//
	// Siano Mobile Silicon, Inc.
	// MDTV receiver kernel modules.
	// Copyright (C) 2006-2009, Uri Shkolnik
	//
	// Copyright (c) 2010 - Mauro Carvalho Chehab
	//	- Ported the driver to use rc-core
	//	- IR raw event decoding is now done at rc-core
	//	- Code almost re-written

Right?

Also, what about the header file (that, currently, has an identical header?

The way it was proposed (with /**/), it would be:

	/* SPDX-License-Identifier: GPL-2.0+ */
	/*
	 * Siano Mobile Silicon, Inc.
	 * MDTV receiver kernel modules.
	 * Copyright (C) 2006-2009, Uri Shkolnik
	 *
	 * Copyright (c) 2010 - Mauro Carvalho Chehab
	 *	- Ported the driver to use rc-core
	 *	- IR raw event decoding is now done at rc-core
	 *	- Code almost re-written
	 */

With, IMHO, looks really ugly.

Thanks,
Mauro

Powered by blists - more mailing lists