[dpdk-dev] [PATCH v3 1/2] Enable codespell by default. Can be disabled from config file.

Michael Santana msantana at redhat.com
Fri Mar 1 18:08:05 CET 2019

Enable codespell by default.
codespell is a feature by checkpatch.pl that
checks for common spelling mistakes in patches.

This feature is disabled by default. To enable it one must add
the '--codespell' flag to the $options variable in
checkpatches.sh. With this change codespell is enabled by default.
The user can decide to turn off codespell from a one of the config
files read by checkpatches.sh.

Signed-off-by: Michael Santana <msantana at redhat.com>
Reviewed-by: Rami Rosen <ramirose at gmail.com>
  Also enable codespell by setting a path to a dictionary file.

 devtools/checkpatches.sh | 11 +++++++++++
 1 file changed, 11 insertions(+)

diff --git a/devtools/checkpatches.sh b/devtools/checkpatches.sh
index 3b03b7ef2..d3c0b309a 100755
--- a/devtools/checkpatches.sh
+++ b/devtools/checkpatches.sh
@@ -2,9 +2,14 @@
 # SPDX-License-Identifier: BSD-3-Clause
 # Copyright 2015 6WIND S.A.
+# Enable codespell by default. This can be overwritten from a config file.
+# You can also enable codespell by setting DPDK_CHECKPATCH_CODESPELL to a valid path
+# to a dictionary.txt file if your dictionary.txt is not in the default location.
 # Load config options:
 . $(dirname $(readlink -e $0))/load-devel-config
 VALIDATE_NEW_API=$(dirname $(readlink -e $0))/check-symbol-change.sh
@@ -13,6 +18,12 @@ length=${DPDK_CHECKPATCH_LINE_LENGTH:-80}
 # override default Linux options
+if [ "$DPDK_CHECKPATCH_CODESPELL" == "enable" ]; then
+    options="$options --codespell"
+elif [ -f "$DPDK_CHECKPATCH_CODESPELL" ]; then
+    options="$options --codespell"
+    options="$options --codespellfile $DPDK_CHECKPATCH_CODESPELL"
 options="$options --max-line-length=$length"
 options="$options --show-types"
 options="$options --ignore=LINUX_VERSION_CODE,\

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