On Sat, Apr 14, 2018 at 01:08:47PM +0200, Heinrich Schuchardt wrote:
> With c398f2df7ca4 ("checkpatch.pl: update from Linux kernel v4.16")
> scripts/checkpatch.ps checks if the SPDX license identifier follows the
> rules set forth in
> https://www.kernel.org/doc/html/latest/process/license-rules.html
> If the SPDX license identifier is not in the first line or it does not
> use the right comment style we get a warning like
> WARNING: Missing or malformed SPDX-License-Identifier tag in line 1
> #37: FILE: lib/efi_selftest/efi_selftest_unaligned.c:1:
> +/*
> Do we want to apply the same rules as the Linux kernel project?

Ugh.  It also looks like it wouldn't be easy to make it a relaxed check.
So we can either ignore SPDX_LICENSE_TAG in .checkpatch.conf (and be no
worse but not better than before) or a coccinelle script to whack all of
our current tags into kernel-style tags?


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