Automated Generation of the Processing Script

In CScout from version 2.2 and onward you can you can also use the supplied tool csmake to directly generate CScout processing scripts by monitoring a project's make-based build process. For this to work your project's build must (probably) be based on a Unix or Unix-like system, and use make and gcc. The make process can also invoke ld, ar, and mv. Recursive make invocations among different directories are also supported.

The way to use csmake is fairly simple. You first arrange for performing a full build, for example by running

make clean

Then, instead of running make on the project's top-level directory you run csmake. When the build process has finished, csmake will leave in the directory where you started it a CScout processing script named make.cs.

csmake has been used out-of-the-box to run CScout on the Linux kernel version and the Apache httpd version 2.2.3. It has also been used to process the FreeBSD 7-CURRENT kernel under its three Tier-1 architecture configurations by cross-compiling each configuration separately and merging the resulting CScout processing scripts. This is the shell script that did the job.

for a in amd64 i386 sparc64
                cd sys/$a/conf/
                make LINT
                config LINT
        export MAKEOBJDIRPREFIX=/home/dds/src/fbsd-head/obj/$a
        csmake buildkernel TARGET_ARCH=$a  KERNCONF=LINT
        mv make.cs make.$a.cs
cat make.*.cs >all.cs
sed -n 's/#pragma process "\(.*hack.c\)"/\1/p' all.cs | xargs touch
cscout all.cs

Finally, for processing a couple of C files, you can create a project file by invoking the cscc tool with the arguments you would pass to the C compiler.