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SubjectRe: [PATCH] kconfig: simplification of scripts/extract-ikconfig
On Sat, Jul 18, 2009 at 01:08:59AM +0200, Dick Streefland wrote:
> On Friday 2009-07-17 23:17, Sam Ravnborg wrote:
> | Dick - I lost the original patch.
> | Can you please resend.
> |
> | In the changelog please include the information that
> | you tested this with relevant grep versions.
> Sure, here it is:
> ======================================================================
> I've rewritten the extract-ikconfig script to extract the kernel
> configuration from a kernel compiled with CONFIG_IKCONFIG. The main
> motivation for the rewrite was to remove the dependency on the
> external C program binoffset.c, which is compiled on the initial run.
> The binoffset executable is invoked with a relative path, which means
> that the old script can only be run from the top of the kernel tree,
> and only when you have write permission in the scripts directory.
> The new script uses tr/grep/tail/zcat only, and can be invoked from
> anywhere. The binoffset.c program has been removed. This script
> requires GNU grep 2.5 (released 2002-03-13) or higher, because the -o
> option was introduced in that version.
> Signed-off-by: Dick Streefland <>

Applied to kbuild-next.git.


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