Documentation: kunit: Remove references to --defconfig
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David Gow July 7, 2020, 4:31 a.m. UTC
The --defconfig option in kunit_tool was removed in [1], but the getting
started and kunit_tool documentation still encouraged its use. Update
those documents to reflect that it's no-longer required, and is the
default behaviour if no .kunitconfig is found.

Also update a couple of places where .kunitconfig is still referred to
as kunitconfig (this was changed in [2]).


Signed-off-by: David Gow <>
 Documentation/dev-tools/kunit/kunit-tool.rst | 17 +++++------------
 Documentation/dev-tools/kunit/start.rst      |  2 +-
 2 files changed, 6 insertions(+), 13 deletions(-)

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diff --git a/Documentation/dev-tools/kunit/kunit-tool.rst b/Documentation/dev-tools/kunit/kunit-tool.rst
index 949af2da81e5..29ae2fee8123 100644
--- a/Documentation/dev-tools/kunit/kunit-tool.rst
+++ b/Documentation/dev-tools/kunit/kunit-tool.rst
@@ -19,13 +19,13 @@  compiles the kernel as a standalone Linux executable that can be run like any
 other program directly inside of a host operating system. To be clear, it does
 not require any virtualization support: it is just a regular program.
-What is a kunitconfig?
+What is a .kunitconfig?
 It's just a defconfig that kunit_tool looks for in the base directory.
 kunit_tool uses it to generate a .config as you might expect. In addition, it
 verifies that the generated .config contains the CONFIG options in the
-kunitconfig; the reason it does this is so that it is easy to be sure that a
+.kunitconfig; the reason it does this is so that it is easy to be sure that a
 CONFIG that enables a test actually ends up in the .config.
 How do I use kunit_tool?
@@ -46,16 +46,9 @@  However, you most likely want to use it with the following options:
 - ``--timeout`` sets a maximum amount of time to allow tests to run.
 - ``--jobs`` sets the number of threads to use to build the kernel.
-If you just want to use the defconfig that ships with the kernel, you can
-append the ``--defconfig`` flag as well:
-.. code-block:: bash
-	./tools/testing/kunit/ run --timeout=30 --jobs=`nproc --all` --defconfig
 .. note::
-	This command is particularly helpful for getting started because it
-	just works. No kunitconfig needs to be present.
+	This command will work even without a .kunitconfig file: if no
+        .kunitconfig is present, a default one will be used instead.
 For a list of all the flags supported by kunit_tool, you can run:
diff --git a/Documentation/dev-tools/kunit/start.rst b/Documentation/dev-tools/kunit/start.rst
index bb112cf70624..d23385e3e159 100644
--- a/Documentation/dev-tools/kunit/start.rst
+++ b/Documentation/dev-tools/kunit/start.rst
@@ -18,7 +18,7 @@  The wrapper can be run with:
 .. code-block:: bash
-	./tools/testing/kunit/ run --defconfig
+	./tools/testing/kunit/ run
 For more information on this wrapper (also called kunit_tool) check out the
 :doc:`kunit-tool` page.