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From: Joe Perches <joe@perches.com>
To: Al Viro <viro@ZenIV.linux.org.uk>
Cc: Andreas Ruprecht <rupran@einserver.de>,
	Oleg Drokin <oleg.drokin@intel.com>,
	Andreas Dilger <andreas.dilger@intel.com>,
	Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>,
	HPDD-discuss@ml01.01.org, devel@driverdev.osuosl.org,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org, "Lad,
	Prabhakar" <prabhakar.csengg@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: use of opaque subject lines
Date: Thu, 05 Feb 2015 09:08:59 -0800	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <1423156139.4752.1.camel@perches.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20150205163053.GQ29656@ZenIV.linux.org.uk>

On Thu, 2015-02-05 at 16:30 +0000, Al Viro wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 02, 2015 at 08:13:10PM +0100, Andreas Ruprecht wrote:
> 
> > On a serious note: I do understand what you're getting at, I don't take
> > that personally (and I will send a v2 addressing the things above), but
> > honestly, this kind of answer might just be a real turn-off for other
> > people trying to get into kernel development...
> > 
> > I don't want to start a whole new 'attitude in the kernel community'
> > discussion, but I can't just let this go like that, sorry.

Maybe YA checkpatch warning when patch subjects
include either "checkpatch" or "sparse" would help?

Something like:
---
 scripts/checkpatch.pl | 7 +++++++
 1 file changed, 7 insertions(+)

diff --git a/scripts/checkpatch.pl b/scripts/checkpatch.pl
index 3642b0d..b6bed59 100755
--- a/scripts/checkpatch.pl
+++ b/scripts/checkpatch.pl
@@ -2170,6 +2170,13 @@ sub process {
 			}
 		}
 
+# Check email subject for poor style
+		if ($in_header_lines &&
+		    $line =~ /^Subject:.*\b(?:checkpatch|sparse)\b[^:]/i) {
+			WARN("EMAIL_SUBJECT",
+			     "A patch subject line should describe the change not the tool that found it\n" . $herecurr);
+		}
+
 # Check for old stable address
 		if ($line =~ /^\s*cc:\s*.*<?\bstable\@kernel\.org\b>?.*$/i) {
 			ERROR("STABLE_ADDRESS",



  parent reply	other threads:[~2015-02-05 17:09 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 19+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2015-02-02 13:36 [PATCH] staging: lustre: osc: Fix sparse warning about osc_init Andreas Ruprecht
2015-02-02 14:16 ` Al Viro
2015-02-02 19:13   ` Andreas Ruprecht
2015-02-05 16:30     ` use of opaque subject lines Al Viro
2015-02-05 16:57       ` Lad, Prabhakar
2015-02-05 17:57         ` Greg Kroah-Hartman
2015-02-05 18:22           ` Lad, Prabhakar
2015-02-05 19:32           ` Paul Bolle
2015-02-05 20:06             ` Greg Kroah-Hartman
2015-02-05 20:53               ` Joe Perches
2015-02-05 17:08       ` Joe Perches [this message]
2015-02-05 17:25         ` Dan Carpenter
2015-02-05 17:31           ` Joe Perches
2015-02-05 17:32             ` Joe Perches
2015-02-05 17:35               ` Dan Carpenter
2015-02-05 18:01                 ` Joe Perches
2015-02-05 18:26                   ` Dan Carpenter
2015-02-05 18:03         ` Greg Kroah-Hartman
2015-02-02 19:24   ` [PATCH] staging: lustre: osc: Make osc_init() static Andreas Ruprecht

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