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SubjectRe: [PATCH] media: siano: Use the correct style for SPDX License Identifier
On Wed, Sep 04, 2019 at 04:00:10PM -0300, Mauro Carvalho Chehab wrote:
> Em Wed, 4 Sep 2019 20:36:08 +0200
> Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org> escreveu:
>
> > On Wed, Sep 04, 2019 at 03:34:32PM -0300, Mauro Carvalho Chehab wrote:
> > > Em Sat, 31 Aug 2019 20:41:51 +0530
> > > Nishad Kamdar <nishadkamdar@gmail.com> escreveu:
> > >
> > > > This patch corrects the SPDX License Identifier style
> > > > in header file related to Siano Mobile Silicon Digital TV.
> > > > For C header files Documentation/process/license-rules.rst
> > > > mandates C-like comments (opposed to C source files where
> > > > C++ style should be used)
> > > >
> > > > Changes made by using a script provided by Joe Perches here:
> > > > https://lkml.org/lkml/2019/2/7/46
> > > >
> > > > Suggested-by: Joe Perches <joe@perches.com>
> > > > Signed-off-by: Nishad Kamdar <nishadkamdar@gmail.com>
> > > > ---
> > > > drivers/media/common/siano/smsir.h | 2 +-
> > > > 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)
> > > >
> > > > diff --git a/drivers/media/common/siano/smsir.h b/drivers/media/common/siano/smsir.h
> > > > index b2c54c256e86..ada41d5c4e83 100644
> > > > --- a/drivers/media/common/siano/smsir.h
> > > > +++ b/drivers/media/common/siano/smsir.h
> > > > @@ -1,5 +1,5 @@
> > > > +/* SPDX-License-Identifier: GPL-2.0+ */
> > > > /*
> > > > - * SPDX-License-Identifier: GPL-2.0+
> > > > *
> > > > * Siano Mobile Silicon, Inc.
> > > > * MDTV receiver kernel modules.
> > >
> > > What's wrong with that? The above is a perfectly fine SPDX header.
> >
> > It is not the first line of the file :(
> >
>
> A requirement for having it at the first line is not realistic.

But it is "the rule" as Joe points out.

> I'd say more: some script that would check for SPDX only at the
> first line won't work.
>
> The reason is simple: we have some scripts at the Kernel tree.

This is not a script, for those, it is fine to use the second line,
again, this is documented.

This isn't new at all, been that way since December of 2017, see commit
aa19a176df95 ("Documentation: Add license-rules.rst to describe how to
properly identify file licenses")

thanks,

greg k-h

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