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Subject[tip: objtool/core] objtool: Exit successfully when requesting help
The following commit has been merged into the objtool/core branch of tip:

Commit-ID: f15c648f202cd0232d4a9c98627bc08bcd6d11ee
Author: Matt Helsley <>
AuthorDate: Tue, 19 May 2020 13:55:31 -07:00
Committer: Josh Poimboeuf <>
CommitterDate: Wed, 20 May 2020 08:32:52 -05:00

objtool: Exit successfully when requesting help

When the user requests help it's not an error so do not exit with
a non-zero exit code. This is not especially useful for a user but
any script that might wish to check that objtool --help is at least
available can't rely on the exit code to crudely check that, for
example, building an objtool executable succeeds.

Signed-off-by: Matt Helsley <>
Signed-off-by: Josh Poimboeuf <>
tools/objtool/objtool.c | 4 +++-
1 file changed, 3 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/tools/objtool/objtool.c b/tools/objtool/objtool.c
index 0b3528f..58fdda5 100644
--- a/tools/objtool/objtool.c
+++ b/tools/objtool/objtool.c
@@ -58,7 +58,9 @@ static void cmd_usage(void)


- exit(129);
+ if (!help)
+ exit(129);
+ exit(0);

static void handle_options(int *argc, const char ***argv)
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