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Date:   Fri, 22 Mar 2019 18:52:27 -0700
From:   Douglas Anderson <>
To:     Daniel Thompson <>,
        Masahiro Yamada <>
Cc:     Douglas Anderson <>,
        Jason Wessel <>,
        Christophe Leroy <>,
        "Peter Zijlstra (Intel)" <>,
        Kees Cook <>,,
        Johannes Weiner <>,,
        "Gustavo A. R. Silva" <>,
        Nicholas Mc Guire <>,
        Andrew Morton <>
Subject: [PATCH] kdb: Get rid of broken attempt to print CCVERSION in kdb summary

If you drop into kdb and type "summary", it prints out a line that
says this:

  ccversion  CCVERSION

...and I don't mean that it actually prints out the version of the C
compiler.  It literally prints out the string "CCVERSION".

The version of the C Compiler is already printed at boot up and it
doesn't seem useful to replicate this in kdb.  Let's just delete it.
We can also delete the bit of the Makefile that called the C compiler
in an attempt to pass this into kdb.  This will remove one extra call
to the C compiler at Makefile parse time and (very slightly) speed up

Signed-off-by: Douglas Anderson <>

 kernel/debug/kdb/Makefile   | 1 -
 kernel/debug/kdb/kdb_main.c | 1 -
 2 files changed, 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/kernel/debug/kdb/Makefile b/kernel/debug/kdb/Makefile
index d4fc58f4b88d..efac857c5511 100644
--- a/kernel/debug/kdb/Makefile
+++ b/kernel/debug/kdb/Makefile
@@ -6,7 +6,6 @@
 # Copyright (c) 2009 Wind River Systems, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
-CCVERSION	:= $(shell $(CC) -v 2>&1 | sed -ne '$$p')
 obj-y := kdb_io.o kdb_main.o kdb_support.o kdb_bt.o gen-kdb_cmds.o kdb_bp.o kdb_debugger.o
 obj-$(CONFIG_KDB_KEYBOARD)    += kdb_keyboard.o
diff --git a/kernel/debug/kdb/kdb_main.c b/kernel/debug/kdb/kdb_main.c
index 82a3b32a7cfc..fc96dbf8d9de 100644
--- a/kernel/debug/kdb/kdb_main.c
+++ b/kernel/debug/kdb/kdb_main.c
@@ -2522,7 +2522,6 @@ static int kdb_summary(int argc, const char **argv)
 	kdb_printf("machine    %s\n",;
 	kdb_printf("nodename   %s\n",;
 	kdb_printf("domainname %s\n",;
-	kdb_printf("ccversion  %s\n", __stringify(CCVERSION));
 	now = __ktime_get_real_seconds();
 	time64_to_tm(now, 0, &tm);

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