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Date:   Tue, 30 Jun 2020 10:20:19 -0700
From:   Vadim Bendebury <vbendeb@...omium.org>
To:     Joe Perches <joe@...ches.com>
Cc:     Quentin Monnet <quentin@...valent.com>,
        Andy Whitcroft <apw@...onical.com>,
        Andrew Morton <akpm@...ux-foundation.org>,
        linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH] checkpatch: prevent reporting C99_COMMENTS error for SPDX
 tag in .c file

On Tue, Jun 30, 2020 at 7:47 AM Joe Perches <joe@...ches.com> wrote:
>
> (adding Vadem Bendebury who added the tolerance test)
>
> On Tue, 2020-06-30 at 15:35 +0100, Quentin Monnet wrote:
> > When checkpatch.pl is invoked with "--ignore C99_COMMENT_TOLERANCE", it
> > reports C99-style comments found in the code, by matching on the
> > double-slash pattern "//". This includes the leading slashes before the
> > SPDX tags that are now used in a majority of C files.
> >
> > Such tags are commented with the double-slash on purpose, and should not
> > trigger errors from checkpatch. Let's ignore them when searching for
> > C99-style comments to report.
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Quentin Monnet <quentin@...valent.com>
>
> I think this unnecessary as perhaps those that want no
> c99 comments likely _really_ want no c99 comments.
>
> > ---
> >  scripts/checkpatch.pl | 5 ++++-
> >  1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
> >
> > diff --git a/scripts/checkpatch.pl b/scripts/checkpatch.pl
> > index 3cacc122c528..67f350c580ea 100755
> > --- a/scripts/checkpatch.pl
> > +++ b/scripts/checkpatch.pl
> > @@ -3983,7 +3983,10 @@ sub process {
> >               }
> >
> >  # no C99 // comments
> > -             if ($line =~ m{//}) {
> > +             if ($line =~ m{//} &&
> > +                 !($rawline =~ m{// SPDX-License-Identifier:} &&
> > +                   $realfile =~ /\.c$/ &&
Do I understand this right that with this change in the check would be
applied to .c files only? .h files should be included.
> > +                   $realline == $checklicenseline)) {
What is the purpose of the above check?
> >                       if (ERROR("C99_COMMENTS",
> >                                 "do not use C99 // comments\n" . $herecurr) &&
> >                           $fix) {
>

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