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Subject[PATCH 6/6] kunit: Rename 'kunitconfig' to '.kunitconfig'
From: SeongJae Park <>

This commit renames 'kunitconfig' to '.kunitconfig' so that it can be
automatically ignored by git and do not disturb people who want to type
'kernel/' by pressing only the 'k' and then 'tab' key.

Signed-off-by: SeongJae Park <>
Documentation/dev-tools/kunit/start.rst | 12 +++++-------
tools/testing/kunit/ | 2 +-
tools/testing/kunit/ | 4 ++--
3 files changed, 8 insertions(+), 10 deletions(-)

diff --git a/Documentation/dev-tools/kunit/start.rst b/Documentation/dev-tools/kunit/start.rst
index e25978d..f2e585e 100644
--- a/Documentation/dev-tools/kunit/start.rst
+++ b/Documentation/dev-tools/kunit/start.rst
@@ -15,18 +15,16 @@ Included with KUnit is a simple Python wrapper that helps format the output to
easily use and read KUnit output. It handles building and running the kernel, as
well as formatting the output.

-Creating a kunitconfig
+Creating a .kunitconfig
The Python script is a thin wrapper around Kbuild as such, it needs to be
-configured with a ``kunitconfig`` file. This file essentially contains the
+configured with a ``.kunitconfig`` file. This file essentially contains the
regular Kernel config, with the specific test targets as well.

.. code-block:: bash

- cp arch/um/configs/kunit_defconfig kunitconfig
-You may want to add kunitconfig to your local gitignore.
+ cp arch/um/configs/kunit_defconfig .kunitconfig

Verifying KUnit Works
@@ -141,7 +139,7 @@ and the following to ``drivers/misc/Makefile``:

obj-$(CONFIG_MISC_EXAMPLE_TEST) += example-test.o

-Now add it to your ``kunitconfig``:
+Now add it to your ``.kunitconfig``:

.. code-block:: none

diff --git a/tools/testing/kunit/ b/tools/testing/kunit/
index 1746330..309d6e3 100755
--- a/tools/testing/kunit/
+++ b/tools/testing/kunit/
@@ -108,7 +108,7 @@ def main(argv, linux=None):
type=str, default=None, metavar='build_dir')

- help='Uses a default kunitconfig.',
+ help='Uses a default .kunitconfig.',

cli_args = parser.parse_args(argv)
diff --git a/tools/testing/kunit/ b/tools/testing/kunit/
index b640939..507364d 100644
--- a/tools/testing/kunit/
+++ b/tools/testing/kunit/
@@ -14,7 +14,7 @@ import os
import kunit_config

KCONFIG_PATH = '.config'
-KUNITCONFIG_PATH = 'kunitconfig'
+KUNITCONFIG_PATH = '.kunitconfig'

class ConfigError(Exception):
"""Represents an error trying to configure the Linux kernel."""
@@ -111,7 +111,7 @@ class LinuxSourceTree(object):
return True

def build_reconfig(self, build_dir):
- """Creates a new .config if it is not a subset of the kunitconfig."""
+ """Creates a new .config if it is not a subset of the .kunitconfig."""
kconfig_path = get_kconfig_path(build_dir)
if os.path.exists(kconfig_path):
existing_kconfig = kunit_config.Kconfig()
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