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authorAlexander Duyck <alexander.h.duyck@intel.com>2014-01-23 15:54:50 -0800
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2014-01-23 16:36:58 -0800
commit109d8cb2002dcb0fff04ff1afe8f1cec66bbdad9 (patch)
treeaec7141b4b8a9f24d8f9cf74ed1eb9f6150325fd /scripts
parent31070b5d4490c6c876e0d3b093e5d5b05e4027fa (diff)
checkpatch: only flag FSF address, not gnu.org URL
This change restricts the check for the for the FSF address in the GPL copyright statement so that it only flags the address, not the references to the gnu.org/licenses URL which appears to be used in numerous drivers. The idea is to still allow some reference to an external copy of the GPL in the event that files are copied out of the kernel tree without the COPYING file. So for example this statement will still return an error: You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 59 Temple Place - Suite 330, Boston, MA 02111-1307, USA. However, this statement will not return an error after this patch: You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program. If not, see <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/>. Signed-off-by: Alexander Duyck <alexander.h.duyck@intel.com> Cc: Joe Perches <joe@perches.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Diffstat (limited to 'scripts')
1 files changed, 1 insertions, 3 deletions
diff --git a/scripts/checkpatch.pl b/scripts/checkpatch.pl
index 19e8e862c1b9..d89e4299c19d 100755
--- a/scripts/checkpatch.pl
+++ b/scripts/checkpatch.pl
@@ -1970,14 +1970,12 @@ sub process {
# Check for FSF mailing addresses.
- if ($rawline =~ /\bYou should have received a copy/i ||
- $rawline =~ /\bwrite to the Free/i ||
+ if ($rawline =~ /\bwrite to the Free/i ||
$rawline =~ /\b59\s+Temple\s+Pl/i ||
$rawline =~ /\b51\s+Franklin\s+St/i) {
my $herevet = "$here\n" . cat_vet($rawline) . "\n";
my $msg_type = \&ERROR;
$msg_type = \&CHK if ($file);
- $msg_type = \&CHK if ($rawline =~ /\bYou should have received a copy/i);
"Do not include the paragraph about writing to the Free Software Foundation's mailing address from the sample GPL notice. The FSF has changed addresses in the past, and may do so again. Linux already includes a copy of the GPL.\n" . $herevet)

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