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authorThierry Reding <>2018-12-28 00:31:32 -0800
committerLinus Torvalds <>2018-12-28 12:11:44 -0800
commitb72231eb708459ea9171eb21201a0701fb39adfb (patch)
parent919e9d39e722dc79d7d051e5bda503423fe6c953 (diff)
scripts: add self test
Add a script that will run through a couple of self tests to simplify validation in the future. The tests are run for both Python 2 and Python 3 to make sure all changes to the script remain compatible across both versions. The script tests a regular text file (Makefile) for basic sanity checks and then runs it on a binary file (Documentation/logo.gif) to make sure it works in both cases. It also tests opening files passed on the command line as well as piped files read from standard input. Finally a run on the complete tree will be performed to catch any other potential issues. Link: Signed-off-by: Thierry Reding <> Thomas Gleixner <> Cc: Jonathan Corbet <> Cc: Joe Perches <> Cc: Jeremy Cline <> Cc: Uwe Kleine-K├Ânig <> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <>
1 files changed, 12 insertions, 0 deletions
diff --git a/scripts/ b/scripts/
new file mode 100644
index 000000000000..cfea6a0d1cc0
--- /dev/null
+++ b/scripts/
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+for PYTHON in python2 python3; do
+ # run check on a text and a binary file
+ for FILE in Makefile Documentation/logo.gif; do
+ $PYTHON scripts/ $FILE
+ $PYTHON scripts/ - < $FILE
+ done
+ # run check on complete tree to catch any other issues
+ $PYTHON scripts/ > /dev/null