On 13.03.2018 11:37, Stefan Hajnoczi wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 12, 2018 at 02:46:20PM +0100, Thomas Huth wrote:
>> On 12.03.2018 14:18, Stefan Hajnoczi wrote:
>>> Warn if files are added/renamed/deleted without MAINTAINERS file
>>> changes.  This has helped me in Linux and we could benefit from this
>>> check in QEMU.
>>>
>>> This patch is a manual cherry-pick of Linux commit
>>> 13f1937ef33950b1112049972249e6191b82e6c9 ("checkpatch: emit a warning on
>>> file add/move/delete") by Joe Perches <j...@perches.com>.
>>>
>>> Signed-off-by: Stefan Hajnoczi <stefa...@redhat.com>
>>> ---
>>> Note the 80-char lines are from upstream code.  Keep them as-is.
>>>
>>>  scripts/checkpatch.pl | 19 +++++++++++++++++++
>>>  1 file changed, 19 insertions(+)
>>>
>>> diff --git a/scripts/checkpatch.pl b/scripts/checkpatch.pl
>>> index d1fe79bcc4..d0d8f63d48 100755
>>> --- a/scripts/checkpatch.pl
>>> +++ b/scripts/checkpatch.pl
>>> @@ -1177,6 +1177,7 @@ sub process {
>>>     our $clean = 1;
>>>     my $signoff = 0;
>>>     my $is_patch = 0;
>>> +   my $reported_maintainer_file = 0;
>>>  
>>>     our @report = ();
>>>     our $cnt_lines = 0;
>>> @@ -1379,6 +1380,24 @@ sub process {
>>>                     }
>>>             }
>>>  
>>> +# Check if MAINTAINERS is being updated.  If so, there's probably no need 
>>> to
>>> +# emit the "does MAINTAINERS need updating?" message on file 
>>> add/move/delete
>>> +           if ($line =~ /^\s*MAINTAINERS\s*\|/) {
>>> +                   $reported_maintainer_file = 1;
>>> +           }
>>> +
>>> +# Check for added, moved or deleted files
>>> +           if (!$reported_maintainer_file &&
>>> +               ($line =~ /^(?:new|deleted) file mode\s*\d+\s*$/ ||
>>> +                $line =~ /^rename (?:from|to) [\w\/\.\-]+\s*$/ ||
>>> +                ($line =~ /\{\s*([\w\/\.\-]*)\s*\=\>\s*([\w\/\.\-]*)\s*\}/ 
>>> &&
>>> +                 (defined($1) || defined($2))))) {
>>> +                   $is_patch = 1;
>>> +                   $reported_maintainer_file = 1;
>>> +                   WARN("added, moved or deleted file(s), does MAINTAINERS 
>>> need updating?\n" .
>>> +                           $herecurr);
>>
>> Could you please turn this into a notification instead of a warning? For
>> rationale, please see the discussion of this patch last year:
>>
>> http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/qemu-devel/2017-01/msg05753.html
> 
> It's a warning, not an error, so this already means "don't treat it as
> fatal".
> 
> Why is a warning a bad user experience but a notification would be fine?

Since this will likely cause a lot of false positives. I think people
will then rather be annoyed if checkpatch.pl nags them with a warning in
these cases.

 Thomas

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