Commit 9eff4a2e authored by Himanshu Jha's avatar Himanshu Jha Committed by Jonathan Corbet

docs: dev-tools: coccinelle: Update documentation

* Fix install instruction by adding `./autogen` command
  before `./configure`.
* Add link to a more detailed installation instruction.
* Add link to SmPL grammar documentation.
* Add single space after ',' to slightly improve readability.
Signed-off-by: default avatarHimanshu Jha <>
Acked-by: default avatarJulia Lawall <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarJonathan Corbet <>
parent 9799445a
......@@ -30,18 +30,29 @@ of many distributions, e.g. :
- NetBSD
- FreeBSD
You can get the latest version released from the Coccinelle homepage at
Some distribution packages are obsolete and it is recommended
to use the latest version released from the Coccinelle homepage at
Once you have it, run the following command::
Or from Github at:
Once you have it, run the following commands::
as a regular user, and install it with::
sudo make install
More detailed installation instructions to build from source can be
found at:
Supplemental documentation
......@@ -51,6 +62,10 @@
The wiki documentation always refers to the linux-next version of the script.
For Semantic Patch Language(SmPL) grammar documentation refer to:
Using Coccinelle on the Linux kernel
......@@ -223,7 +238,7 @@ Since coccicheck runs through make, it naturally runs from the kernel
proper dir, as such the second rule above would be implied for picking up a
.cocciconfig when using ``make coccicheck``.
``make coccicheck`` also supports using M= targets.If you do not supply
``make coccicheck`` also supports using M= targets. If you do not supply
any M= target, it is assumed you want to target the entire kernel.
The kernel coccicheck script has::
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