[4/6] kconfig: allow specifying the seed for randconfig
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Message ID 7ec80ce9b14a09d141cf0e99ad2dc4dfad34ac88.1366665922.git.yann.morin.1998@free.fr
State New, archived
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Yann E. MORIN April 22, 2013, 9:31 p.m. UTC
From: "Yann E. MORIN" <yann.morin.1998@free.fr>

For reproducibility, it can be useful to be able to specify the
seed to use to seed the RNG.

Add a new KCONFIG_SEED environment variable which can be set to
the seed to use:
    $ make KCONFIG_SEED=42 randconfig
    $ sha1sum .config
    70a128c8dcc61303069e1be352cce64114dfcbca  .config
    $ make KCONFIG_SEED=42 randconfig
    $ sha1sum .config
    70a128c8dcc61303069e1be352cce64114dfcbca  .config

It's very usefull for eg. debugging the kconfig parser.

Signed-off-by: "Yann E. MORIN" <yann.morin.1998@free.fr>
---
 Documentation/kbuild/kconfig.txt |    9 +++++++++
 scripts/kconfig/conf.c           |   12 +++++++++++-
 2 files changed, 20 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

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diff --git a/Documentation/kbuild/kconfig.txt b/Documentation/kbuild/kconfig.txt
index b8b77bb..dbf746b 100644
--- a/Documentation/kbuild/kconfig.txt
+++ b/Documentation/kbuild/kconfig.txt
@@ -90,6 +90,15 @@  disable the options that are explicitly listed in the specified
 mini-config files.
 
 ______________________________________________________________________
+Environment variables for 'randconfig'
+
+KCONFIG_SEED
+--------------------------------------------------
+You can set this to the integer value used to seed the RNG, if you want
+to somehow debug the behaviour of the kconfig parser/frontends.
+If not set, the current time will be used.
+
+______________________________________________________________________
 Environment variables for 'silentoldconfig'
 
 KCONFIG_NOSILENTUPDATE
diff --git a/scripts/kconfig/conf.c b/scripts/kconfig/conf.c
index e39fcd8..bde5b95 100644
--- a/scripts/kconfig/conf.c
+++ b/scripts/kconfig/conf.c
@@ -13,6 +13,7 @@ 
 #include <getopt.h>
 #include <sys/stat.h>
 #include <sys/time.h>
+#include <errno.h>
 
 #include "lkc.h"
 
@@ -514,14 +515,23 @@  int main(int ac, char **av)
 		{
 			struct timeval now;
 			unsigned int seed;
+			char *seed_env;
 
 			/*
 			 * Use microseconds derived seed,
 			 * compensate for systems where it may be zero
 			 */
 			gettimeofday(&now, NULL);
-
 			seed = (unsigned int)((now.tv_sec + 1) * (now.tv_usec + 1));
+
+			seed_env = getenv("KCONFIG_SEED");
+			if( seed_env && *seed_env ) {
+				char *endp;
+				int tmp = (int)strtol(seed_env, &endp, 10);
+				if (*endp == '\0') {
+					seed = tmp;
+				}
+			}
 			srand(seed);
 			break;
 		}