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SubjectRe: [PATCH] [ANNOUNCE] kconfig: Kconfiglib: a flexible Python Kconfig parser
On Fri, Feb 04, 2011 at 02:35:29PM -0800, Randy Dunlap wrote:
> On Wed, 2 Feb 2011 00:27:55 +0100 Ulf Magnusson wrote:
>
> > Hi,
> >
> > This is the initial release of Kconfiglib: a Python library for
> > scripting, debugging, and extracting information from Kconfig-based
> > configuration systems. It can be used to programmatically generate a
> > .config when the '*conf' tools are too inflexible, to quickly find out
> > interesting information about a Kconfig configuration such as dependency
> > relations between symbols and where undefined symbols are referenced,
> > and in applications that need to parse and extract information from
> > Kconfig files.
> >
> > For a much longer introduction including multiple examples, see
> > arch/kconfig/kconfiglib.py.
> >
> > Have fun!
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Ulf Magnusson <ulfalizer.lkml@gmail.com>
> > ---
> > Convenience links:
> >
> > Documentation, generated from kconfiglib.py with pydoc -w:
> > http://dl.dropbox.com/u/10406197/kconfiglib.html
> >
> > Examples as separate files:
> > http://dl.dropbox.com/u/10406197/kconfiglib-examples.tar.gz
> >
> >
> > The patch should be preferably be applied to a recent kernel, i.e. Linus's
> > (2.6.38-rc3 at the time of writing). Due to recent Kconfig changes, the
> > kconfigtest.py test suite - which compares output character-for-character -
> > will indicate failure on older (a few months old) kernels versions even though
> > the outputs are functionally equivalent.
> >
> > Documentation/kbuild/kconfig-language.txt | 5 +
> > Documentation/kbuild/kconfig.txt | 8 +
> > README | 13 +
> > scripts/kconfig/Makefile | 26 +-
> > scripts/kconfig/kconfiglib.py | 3918 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> > scripts/kconfig/kconfigtest.py | 396 +++
> > 6 files changed, 4365 insertions(+), 1 deletions(-)
> > create mode 100644 scripts/kconfig/kconfiglib.py
> > create mode 100644 scripts/kconfig/kconfigtest.py
> >
>
> > diff --git a/README b/README
> > index 1b81d28..bb5e68f 100644
> > --- a/README
> > +++ b/README
> > @@ -196,6 +196,19 @@ CONFIGURING the kernel:
> > values to 'n' as much as possible.
> > "make randconfig" Create a ./.config file by setting symbol
> > values to random values.
> > + "make scriptconfig SCRIPT=<path to script>" Run a Kconfiglib
> > + script (see scripts/kconfig/kconfiglib.py). This
> > + can be used to programatically generate a
> > + ./.config, and for applications that need to
> > + extract information from Kconfig files.
> > + "make iscriptconfig" Launch an interactive Python shell
> > + for running Kconfiglib on the architecture's
> > + Kconfig configuration. The kconfiglib and sys
> > + (for sys.argv[1] - the base Kconfig file) modules
> > + will be imported automatically, and a Config
> > + instance 'c' will be created for the architecture
> > + (using c = kconfiglib.Config(sys.argv[1])).
> > +
> >
> > You can find more information on using the Linux kernel config tools
> > in Documentation/kbuild/kconfig.txt.
>
> Hi Ulf,
>
> This is interesting. I just wish I could read it. ;)
> I'll get over it.
>
>
> 1. It would be really Good to have "make scriptconfig SCRIPT=<path to script>"
> and "make iscriptconfig" (similar to above, but shortened) in "make help" output.

I have added short descriptions to "make help", mostly referring people
to the script itself. Do you think I should explain it more fully? I
felt bad about adding big blobs of text when the "make help"
descriptions for all the other *config targets are short oneliners :)

>
> 2. My first test (using your ex1.py script) failed because I used O=xx64 (build
> directory):
>
> rddunlap@chimera:lnx-2638-rc3> make O=xx64 scriptconfig SCRIPT=~/pkg/kconfiglib/ex1.py
> GEN /lnx/src/lnx-2638-rc3/xx64/Makefile
> Traceback (most recent call last):
> File "/home/rddunlap/pkg/kconfiglib/ex1.py", line 1, in <module>
> import kconfiglib
> ImportError: No module named kconfiglib
> make[2]: *** [scriptconfig] Error 1
> make[1]: *** [scriptconfig] Error 2
> make: *** [sub-make] Error 2
>
> Does kconfiglib support O=builddir generally? I can't tell that it does (yet)
> since all ex[1-7].py fail in this manner.
> It needs to support/allow O=builddir.

I hadn't considered O. I'll see if I can cook up a patch.

/Ulf


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