[ovs-dev] [PATCH v2] checkpatch: check if some tags are wrongly written

David Marchand david.marchand at redhat.com
Mon Oct 4 14:03:12 UTC 2021

On Fri, Sep 10, 2021 at 11:08 AM Timothy Redaelli <tredaelli at redhat.com> wrote:
> Currently, there are some patches with the tags wrongly written (with
> space instead of dash ) and this may prevent some automatic system or CI
> to detect them correctly.
> This commit adds a check in checkpatch to be sure the tag is written
> correctly with dash and not with space.
> The tags supported by the commit are:
> Acked-by, Reported-at, Reported-by, Requested-by, Reviewed-by, Submitted-at
> and Suggested-by.
> It's not necessary to add "Signed-off-by" since it's already checked in
> checkpatch.

Just want to be sure I understand.
checkpatch reports missing sob, but won't flag incorrectly written tags.

For example:
Author: A

Signed-off-by: A
Signed off by: B

I don't think this would be detected.

Otherwise, the patch lgtm, the test runs fine.

David Marchand

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