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SubjectRe: [PATCH] scripts: add extract-vmlinux
On 4.8.2011 15:52, Corentin Chary wrote:
> This script can be used to extract vmlinux from a compressed
> kernel image (bzImage, etc..). It's inspired from (a subset of)
> extract-ikconfig.

Nice.


> I don't know if this scripts really have this place in the kernel
> tree, but it's something a lot of people have been looking for (mainly
> people with xen < 4 that doesn't support bzImages at all).

I think it makes sense to have it in the tree.


> Signed-off-by: Corentin Chary <corentin.chary@gmail.com>
> ---
> scripts/extract-vmlinux | 60 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> 1 files changed, 60 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)
> create mode 100755 scripts/extract-vmlinux
>
> diff --git a/scripts/extract-vmlinux b/scripts/extract-vmlinux
> new file mode 100755
> index 0000000..444f404
> --- /dev/null
> +++ b/scripts/extract-vmlinux
> @@ -0,0 +1,60 @@
> +#!/bin/sh
> +# ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> +# extract-vmlinux - Extract uncompressed vmlinux from a kernel image
> +#
> +# The obscure use of the "tr" filter is to work around older versions of
> +# "grep" that report the byte offset of the line instead of the pattern.
> +#
> +# Inspired from extract-ikconfig
> +# (c) 2009,2010 Dick Streefland <dick@streefland.net>
> +#
> +# (c) 2011 Corentin Chary <corentin.chary@gmail.com>
> +# Licensed under the terms of the GNU General Public License.

I guess you want to use the version 2 of the GPL?

Michal


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