PATCH [0/3]: Simplify the kernel build by removing perl v2

From: Rob Landley
Date: Sat Jan 03 2009 - 20:24:30 EST

Here's an updated set of patches to remove use of perl from the kernel build's
"hot path" (roughly defined as "make allnoconfig; make; make

This update incorporates feedback from Sam Ravnborg, Ted Tso, Joe Perches,
Ingo Oeser, and others. It also fixes an integer overflow error in the first
patch, and all three scripts have been retested under dash.
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