[RFC PATCH 0/4] eppic: Create kernel version compatible scripts

Kamalesh Babulal kamalesh at linux.vnet.ibm.com
Mon Dec 26 22:37:25 PST 2016

On Tuesday 27 December 2016 10:52 AM, Atsushi Kumagai wrote:

Hi Atsushi-San,

>> This patch series creates eppic scripts a for range kernel versions
>> they are compatible with. Eppic scripts directory host sample
>> scripts to scrub sensitive information from the dump file generated
>> using makedumpfile.
>> The initial version of these scripts was based on Fedora 19 kernel.
>> In brief, these scripts rely on hard coded kernel data structure
>> member offsets. Kernel data structures are bound to change in due course
>> and leading to failure when assumptions about the offsets differ.
>> Atsushi-San suggested that, it's better to have different version of
>> eppic scripts, those will be valid for the range of kernel release and
>> their naming convention hinting, of the release they are valid across.
>> The first patch renames the existing eppic script to reflect the kernel
>> release they are compatible with. Following the format:
>> <eppic_script>-<valid from kernel version>_to_<valid until kernel version>.c
>> Rest of three patches creates new eppic scripts to match with the kernel
>> data structures they work with.
> Thank you for reflecting my comments, looks good to me.
> v1.6.1 is ready now, these patches will be merged into v1.6.2.

Thank you for the reviews and picking them. Happy New Year.


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