[Ksummit-2012-discuss] [ATTEND] stable kernel stuff and grumpy maintainers

Joe Perches joe at perches.com
Tue Jun 19 16:36:47 UTC 2012

On Tue, 2012-06-19 at 12:19 -0400, Steven Rostedt wrote:
> On Mon, 2012-06-18 at 11:17 -0700, Joe Perches wrote:
> > scripts/[maintainer_tools?]... seems an appropriate place.
> The problem with the scripts directory, is that I find it mostly for
> automated actions done by the make files. As that's where a lot of that
> code is. I know we have things like checkpatch there, but honestly, I
> would like to clean out scripts and make it only for the build process.
> Or to move the build process out of scripts and make a new directory
> called build/.
> I really have no idea what is in scripts. Half the stuff looks like it
> helps the build process. I mean there's depmod.sh. Would we ever use
> that for anything but the build?
> There's also headers.sh which has as a comment:
> # Run headers_$1 command for all suitable architectures
> What the heck is that?

Part of the make for headers_check or headers_install
for usr/include headers

> Perhaps we can discuss how to clean up these various scripts and such. I
> propose:
> mv scripts build
> mkdir tools/scripts
> mv <non-build-scripts> tools/scripts

Sounds fine to me, but there already is a
tools/scripts dir that is used for building
tools so maybe add:

mv tools/scripts tools/build

and update all docs and such etc.

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