Re: [RFC] Script to find used sources in the kernel


Pavel Machek
 

Hi!

(Ressurecting old discussion).

On Wed 2019-07-10 18:45:38, Ben Hutchings wrote:
On Sat, 2019-06-22 at 22:07 +0200, Pavel Machek wrote:
Hi!

There are a couple of open questions, on which I would like to hear
other's opinions:

* Should the source lists be added to the repository or not? If they
are added, then they should not be changed by the standard "all" and
"clean" targets.
I tend to think that they should be added, because they take a long
time to generate and require cross-compilers etc. to be installed.
I believe they should go to the repository, because we may want to
manually adjust the lists.
I've implemented that option.
Are the lists stored somewhere? I see the scripts in "cip-kernel-config"
but I guess it needs non-trivial setup. I'd eventually like filtered version
in lts-commit-list repository.

I don't believe "example" configurations we have necessarily have
enabled all the options "final products" may need. If some common
option (vfat?) is not enabled in our configurations, because it is not
hardware specific and not needed for testing, we may still want to
review it, because it is common enough that someone will need it...
I hadn't thought of that, but it does seem possible. However, I think
that rather than editing a generated list it would be better to have a
separate manually maintained list that is merged into the generated
list.
I guess first step would be to select few subsystems with large
ammounts of -stable patches that we don't need (s390), get the approval
and then create automated tools to mark patches as "ignored" when
they are not interesting.

Best regards,
Pavel
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