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authorJosh Triplett <josh@joshtriplett.org>2013-11-12 15:10:12 -0800
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2013-11-13 12:09:25 +0900
commit4783f894d0f3bfb107cf3b1d9aed1f1a0672ee1d (patch)
tree587e0caa33d507b767ec2a6d2691ec91f18c50b5 /scripts
parentc1fd7bb99637e69994d26df5f6e33192319d3866 (diff)
checkpatch.pl: check for the FSF mailing address
Kernel maintainers reject new instances of the GPL boilerplate paragraph directing people to write to the FSF for a copy of the GPL, since the FSF has moved in the past and may do so again. Make this an error for new code, but just a --strict CHK in --file mode; anyone interested in doing tree-wide cleanups of this form can enable this test explicitly. Signed-off-by: Josh Triplett <josh@joshtriplett.org> Acked-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org> Acked-by: 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, 12 insertions, 0 deletions
diff --git a/scripts/checkpatch.pl b/scripts/checkpatch.pl
index 2e40f64ed77f..ec9bbf863d50 100755
--- a/scripts/checkpatch.pl
+++ b/scripts/checkpatch.pl
@@ -1962,6 +1962,18 @@ sub process {
$rpt_cleaners = 1;
+# Check for FSF mailing addresses.
+ if ($rawline =~ /You should have received a copy/ ||
+ $rawline =~ /write to the Free Software/ ||
+ $rawline =~ /59 Temple Place/ ||
+ $rawline =~ /51 Franklin Street/) {
+ my $herevet = "$here\n" . cat_vet($rawline) . "\n";
+ my $msg_type = \&ERROR;
+ $msg_type = \&CHK if ($file);
+ &{$msg_type}("FSF_MAILING_ADDRESS",
+ "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)
+ }
# check for Kconfig help text having a real description
# Only applies when adding the entry originally, after that we do not have
# sufficient context to determine whether it is indeed long enough.

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