Commit e0d975b1 authored by Joe Perches's avatar Joe Perches Committed by Linus Torvalds
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checkpatch: reduce MAINTAINERS update message frequency

When files are being added/moved/deleted and a patch contains an update to
the MAINTAINERS file, assume it's to update the MAINTAINERS file correctly
and do not emit the "does MAINTAINERS need updating?" message.

Reported by many people.
Signed-off-by: default avatarJoe Perches <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <>
parent abb08a53
......@@ -2082,6 +2082,12 @@ sub process {
$in_commit_log = 0;
# Check if MAINTAINERS is being updated. If so, there's probably no need to
# emit the "does MAINTAINERS need updating?" message on file add/move/delete
if ($line =~ /^\s*MAINTAINERS\s*\|/) {
$reported_maintainer_file = 1;
# Check signature styles
if (!$in_header_lines &&
$line =~ /^(\s*)([a-z0-9_-]+by:|$signature_tags)(\s*)(.*)/i) {
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