[Linux-kernel-mentees] [PATCH RFC 0/2] use interpreters to invoke scripts

Ujjwal Kumar ujjwalkumar0501 at gmail.com
Sat Oct 3 15:19:09 UTC 2020

This patch series aims at removing the dependency on execute 
bit of the scripts in the kbuild system.

If not working with fresh clone of linux-next, clean the srctree:
make distclean
make tools/clean

To test the dependency on execute bits, I tried building the 
kernel after removing x-bits for all files in the repository.
Removing execute bits:
for i in $(find -executable -type f); do chmod -x $i; done

Any attempts to configure (or build) the kernel fail because of 
'Permission denied' on scripts with the following error:
$ make allmodconfig
sh: ./scripts/gcc-version.sh: Permission denied
init/Kconfig:34: syntax error
init/Kconfig:33: invalid statement
init/Kconfig:34: invalid statement
sh: ./scripts/ld-version.sh: Permission denied
init/Kconfig:39: syntax error
init/Kconfig:38: invalid statement
sh: ./scripts/clang-version.sh: Permission denied
init/Kconfig:49: syntax error
init/Kconfig:48: invalid statement
make[1]: *** [scripts/kconfig/Makefile:71: allmodconfig] Error 1
make: *** [Makefile:606: allmodconfig] Error 2

1. Adds specific interpreters (in Kconfig) to invoke 

After this patch I could successfully do a kernel build 
without any errors.

2. Again, adds specific interpreters to other parts of 
kbuild system.

I could successfully perform the following make targets after 
applying the PATCH 2/2:
make headerdep
make kselftest-merge
make rpm-pkg
make perf-tar-src-pkg
make ARCH=ia64 defconfig
ARCH=arm64 CROSS_COMPILE=aarch64-linux-gnu- make prepare

Following changes in PATCH 2/2 are not yet tested:

Ujjwal Kumar (2):
  kconfig: use interpreters to invoke scripts
  kbuild: use interpreters to invoke scripts

 Makefile                          |  4 ++--
 arch/arm64/kernel/vdso/Makefile   |  2 +-
 arch/arm64/kernel/vdso32/Makefile |  2 +-
 arch/ia64/Makefile                |  4 ++--
 arch/nds32/kernel/vdso/Makefile   |  2 +-
 init/Kconfig                      | 16 ++++++++--------
 scripts/Makefile.build            |  2 +-
 scripts/Makefile.package          |  4 ++--
 8 files changed, 18 insertions(+), 18 deletions(-)


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