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2016-07-22scripts: add Linux .cocciconfig for coccinelleLuis R. Rodriguez
Coccinelle supports reading .cocciconfig, the order of precedence for variables for .cocciconfig is as follows: o Your current user's home directory is processed first o Your directory from which spatch is called is processed next o The directory provided with the --dir option is processed last, if used Since coccicheck runs through make, it naturally runs from the kernel proper dir, as such the second rule above would be implied for picking up a .cocciconfig when using 'make coccicheck'. 'make coccicheck' also supports using M= targets.If you do not supply any M= target, it is assumed you want to target the entire kernel. The kernel coccicheck script has: if [ "$KBUILD_EXTMOD" = "" ] ; then OPTIONS="--dir $srctree $COCCIINCLUDE" else OPTIONS="--dir $KBUILD_EXTMOD $COCCIINCLUDE" fi KBUILD_EXTMOD is set when an explicit target with M= is used. For both cases the spatch --dir argument is used, as such third rule applies when whether M= is used or not, and when M= is used the target directory can have its own .cocciconfig file. When M= is not passed as an argument to coccicheck the target directory is the same as the directory from where spatch was called. If not using the kernel's coccicheck target, keep the above precedence order logic of .cocciconfig reading. If using the kernel's coccicheck target, override any of the kernel's .coccicheck's settings using SPFLAGS. We help Coccinelle when used against Linux with a set of sensible defaults options for Linux with our own Linux .cocciconfig. This hints to coccinelle git can be used for 'git grep' queries over coccigrep. A timeout of 200 seconds should suffice for now. The options picked up by coccinelle when reading a .cocciconfig do not appear as arguments to spatch processes running on your system, to confirm what options will be used by Coccinelle run: spatch --print-options-only You can override with your own preferred index option by using SPFLAGS. Coccinelle supports both glimpse and idutils. Glimpse had historically provided the best performance, however recent benchmarks reveal idutils is performing just as well. Due to some recent fixes however you however will need at least coccinelle >= 1.0.6 if using idutils. Coccinelle carries a script scripts/idutils_index.sh which creates the idutils database with as follows: mkid -i C --output .id-utils.index If using just "--use-idutils" coccinelle expects your idutils database to be on the top level of the kernel as a file named ".id-utils.index". If you do not use this you can symlink your database file to it, or you can specify the database file following the "--use-idutils" argument. Examples: make SPFLAGS=--use-idutils coccicheck This assumes you have $srctree/.id-utils.index, where $srctree is the top level of the kernel. make SPFLAGS="--use-idutils /full-path/to/ID" coccicheck Here you specify the full path of the idutils ID database. Using .cocciconfig is possible, however given the order of precedence followed by Coccinelle, and since the kernel now carries its own .cocciconfig, you will need to use SPFLAGS to use idutils if desired. v4: o Recommend upgrade for using idutils with coccinelle due to some recent fixes. o Refer to using --print-options-only for testing what options are picked up by .cocciconfig reading. o Expand commit log considerably explaining *why* .cocconfig from two precedence rules are used when using coccicheck, and how to properly override these if needed. o Expand Documentation/coccinelle.txt v3: Expand commit log a bit more Signed-off-by: Luis R. Rodriguez <mcgrof@kernel.org> Acked-by: Julia Lawall <julia.lawall@lip6.fr> Signed-off-by: Michal Marek <mmarek@suse.com>