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[PATCH 4.14 105/115] kbuild: make missing $DEPMOD a Warning instead of an Error




4.14-stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let me know.

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From: Randy Dunlap <rdunlap@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>

commit 914b087ff9e0e9a399a4927fa30793064afc0178 upstream.

When $DEPMOD is not found, only print a warning instead of exiting
with an error message and error status:

Warning: 'make modules_install' requires /sbin/depmod. Please install it.
This is probably in the kmod package.

Change the Error to a Warning because "not all build hosts for cross
compiling Linux are Linux systems and are able to provide a working
port of depmod, especially at the file patch /sbin/depmod."

I.e., "make modules_install" may be used to copy/install the
loadable modules files to a target directory on a build system and
then transferred to an embedded device where /sbin/depmod is run
instead of it being run on the build system.

Fixes: 934193a654c1 ("kbuild: verify that $DEPMOD is installed")
Signed-off-by: Randy Dunlap <rdunlap@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Reported-by: H. Nikolaus Schaller <hns@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: stable@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Cc: Lucas De Marchi <lucas.demarchi@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Lucas De Marchi <lucas.de.marchi@xxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Michal Marek <michal.lkml@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Jessica Yu <jeyu@xxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Chih-Wei Huang <cwhuang@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Masahiro Yamada <yamada.masahiro@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Maxim Zhukov <mussitantesmortem@xxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

---
 scripts/depmod.sh |    4 ++--
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

--- a/scripts/depmod.sh
+++ b/scripts/depmod.sh
@@ -16,9 +16,9 @@ if ! test -r System.map ; then
 fi
 
 if [ -z $(command -v $DEPMOD) ]; then
-	echo "'make modules_install' requires $DEPMOD. Please install it." >&2
+	echo "Warning: 'make modules_install' requires $DEPMOD. Please install it." >&2
 	echo "This is probably in the kmod package." >&2
-	exit 1
+	exit 0
 fi
 
 # older versions of depmod don't support -P <symbol-prefix>