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From: Julia Lawall <julia.lawall@lip6.fr>
To: Dan Carpenter <dan.carpenter@oracle.com>
Cc: Yi Wang <wang.yi59@zte.com.cn>,
	Michal Marek <michal.lkml@markovi.net>,
	kernel-janitors@vger.kernel.org,
	Nicolas Palix <nicolas.palix@imag.fr>,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org, cocci@systeme.lip6.fr,
	Markus Elfring <Markus.Elfring@web.de>,
	Wen Yang <wen.yang99@zte.com.cn>
Subject: Re: [Cocci] [PATCH] coccinelle: put_device: reduce false positives
Date: Tue, 26 Mar 2019 10:38:43 +0100 (CET)
Message-ID: <alpine.DEB.2.20.1903261037320.5021@hadrien> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20190326084512.GC32590@kadam>

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On Tue, 26 Mar 2019, Dan Carpenter wrote:

> On Sat, Mar 23, 2019 at 09:06:54PM +0100, Julia Lawall wrote:
> >
> >
> > On Sat, 23 Mar 2019, Markus Elfring wrote:
> >
> > > > Don't complain about a return when this function returns "&pdev->dev".
> > >
> > > Would this information qualify to add the tag “Fixes” to the commit message?
> >
> > Fixes tags relate to stable kernels, so that one can see which stable
> > kernels a particular patch should be propagated to.  There is no need to
> > propagate patches on semantic patches to stable kernels.  People who run
> > stable kernels are interested in their behavior, not the bug finding
> > rules that they contain.
>
> The Fixes tag is not just about stable...  For example, we use them for
> statistics to see how quickly bugs get fixed etc.

OK.  But still do we need fixes tags for bug finding rules?  Perhaps if
the previous version was really broken, and it would be really undesirable
to use it.

thanks,
julia

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Thread overview: 41+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-03-23  6:14 Wen Yang
2019-03-23 13:41 ` Julia Lawall
2019-03-23 19:44 ` Markus Elfring
2019-03-23 20:06   ` Julia Lawall
2019-03-26  8:45     ` Dan Carpenter
2019-03-26  9:38       ` Julia Lawall [this message]
2019-03-26 10:11         ` Dan Carpenter
2019-03-26 10:15           ` Julia Lawall
2019-03-28 13:08             ` Masahiro Yamada
2019-03-28 14:19               ` Julia Lawall
2019-04-01  6:44               ` [Cocci] Coccinelle: " Markus Elfring
2019-04-01 20:04                 ` Julia Lawall
2019-05-13  8:55 ` [Cocci] [PATCH 0/5] Coccinelle: put_device: Adjustments for a SmPL script Markus Elfring
2019-05-13  8:59   ` [Cocci] [PATCH 1/5] Coccinelle: put_device: Adjust a message construction Markus Elfring
2019-05-13  9:35     ` Julia Lawall
2019-05-13 11:33       ` [Cocci] [1/5] " Markus Elfring
2019-05-13 11:36         ` Julia Lawall
2019-05-13 12:48           ` Markus Elfring
2019-07-06 13:13     ` [Cocci] [PATCH 1/5] " Masahiro Yamada
2019-05-13  9:01   ` [Cocci] [PATCH 2/5] Coccinelle: put_device: Add a cast to an expression for an assignment Markus Elfring
2019-05-13  9:33     ` Julia Lawall
2019-07-06 13:13     ` Masahiro Yamada
2019-05-13  9:05   ` [Cocci] [PATCH 3/5] Coccinelle: put_device: Merge four SmPL when constraints into one Markus Elfring
2019-05-13  9:32     ` Julia Lawall
2019-05-13 11:48       ` [Cocci] [3/5] " Markus Elfring
2019-05-13 11:48       ` Markus Elfring
2019-05-13 11:51         ` Julia Lawall
2019-05-13 12:52           ` Markus Elfring
2019-05-13  9:07   ` [Cocci] [PATCH 4/5] Coccinelle: put_device: Extend when constraints for two SmPL ellipses Markus Elfring
2019-05-13  9:31     ` Julia Lawall
2019-05-13 12:22       ` [Cocci] [4/5] " Markus Elfring
2019-05-14  5:55       ` Markus Elfring
2019-05-14  6:52         ` Julia Lawall
2019-05-14  7:49           ` Markus Elfring
2019-05-14  9:18             ` [Cocci] [4/5] Coccinelle: put_device: Extend when constraints for twoSmPL ellipses wen.yang99
2019-05-14  9:51               ` Markus Elfring
2019-05-14  7:49           ` [Cocci] [4/5] Coccinelle: put_device: Extend when constraints for two SmPL ellipses Markus Elfring
2019-05-13  9:07   ` [Cocci] [PATCH 4/5] " Markus Elfring
2019-05-13  9:10   ` [Cocci] [PATCH 5/5] Coccinelle: put_device: Merge two SmPL when constraints into one Markus Elfring
2019-05-13  9:30     ` Julia Lawall
2019-05-13 12:35       ` [Cocci] [5/5] " Markus Elfring

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