[Letux-kernel] [PATCH] modpost: remove use of non-standard strsep() in HOSTCC code

H. Nikolaus Schaller hns at goldelico.com
Thu Jun 25 10:41:13 CEST 2020

strsep() is neither standard C nor POSIX and used outside
the kernel code here. Using it here requires that the
build host supports it out of the box which is e.g.
not true for a Darwin build host and using a cross-compiler.
This leads to:

scripts/mod/modpost.c:145:2: warning: implicit declaration of function 'strsep' [-Wimplicit-function-declaration]
  return strsep(stringp, "\n");

and a segfault when running MODPOST.

See also: https://stackoverflow.com/a/7219504

So let's add some lines of code separating the string at the
next newline character instead of using strsep(). It does not
hurt kernel size or speed since this code is run on the build host.

Fixes: ac5100f5432967 ("modpost: add read_text_file() and get_line() helpers")
Signed-off-by: H. Nikolaus Schaller <hns at goldelico.com>
 scripts/mod/modpost.c | 7 ++++++-
 1 file changed, 6 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/scripts/mod/modpost.c b/scripts/mod/modpost.c
index 6aea65c65745..8fe63989c6e1 100644
--- a/scripts/mod/modpost.c
+++ b/scripts/mod/modpost.c
@@ -138,11 +138,16 @@ char *read_text_file(const char *filename)
 char *get_line(char **stringp)
+	char *p;
 	/* do not return the unwanted extra line at EOF */
 	if (*stringp && **stringp == '\0')
 		return NULL;
-	return strsep(stringp, "\n");
+	p = *stringp;
+	while (**stringp != '\n')
+		(*stringp)++;
+	*(*stringp)++ = '\0';
+	return p;
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