[PATCH 1/3] linux/ioctlent.sh: discover paths via exported-headers method

Mike Frysinger vapier at gentoo.org
Mon Feb 23 17:37:11 UTC 2009

On Monday 23 February 2009 08:24:19 Denys Vlasenko wrote:
> On Fri, 2009-02-20 at 12:56 -0500, Mike Frysinger wrote:
> > Rather than hard coding the subdirs to search for ioctls, discover them
> > dynamically with newer kernel trees by working off of the exported header
> > mechanism.  If the kernel does not have this mechanism, we fall back to
> > the old method of hard coding the list.
> >
> > This fixes issues where the current hard coded list does not contain all
> > headers which get exported to userspace (like the mtd ioctls).
> Thanks to your HACKING-scripts, I could test it and confirm that this is
> an improvement.
> Committed all three patches to cvs. Added HACKING-scripts too.
> Did some editing after apply, please test current cvs.

other than the helper comments in the *ent.sh scripts pointing people to the 
HACKING-scripts file ... at least for me, when i want to do know what 
something does, i tend to do:
 - run it with help options
	... script doesnt accept help or sits there waiting for input ...
 - read the file
	... script doesnt have any useful information in it ...
 - start grepping the tree looking for hints
	... generated files show up as well as HACKING-scripts ...

that's why i found the simple comment in each script useful ...
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