2.3.3 compile error on ppc

Andreas Bogk andreas at andreas.org
Thu May 20 04:09:22 EST 1999

Hollis R Blanchard <hollis+ at andrew.cmu.edu> writes:

> be broken for us for a little. Were you having problems with 2.2.x?

There is a problem with 2.2.9, and here's the patch:

diff -r -u linux-2.2.9/arch/ppc/kernel/syscalls.c linux/arch/ppc/kernel/syscalls.c
--- linux-2.2.9/arch/ppc/kernel/syscalls.c	Sat May  8 20:14:01 1999
+++ linux/arch/ppc/kernel/syscalls.c	Wed May 19 18:36:23 1999
@@ -30,6 +30,7 @@
 #include <linux/shm.h>
 #include <linux/stat.h>
 #include <linux/mman.h>
+#include <linux/file.h>
 #include <linux/sys.h>
 #include <linux/ipc.h>
 #include <linux/utsname.h>

I wonder why such trivial problems creep into so-called stable
releases of the Linux kernel again and again. Does nobody care that on
i386, you just go to ftp.kernel.org and download the latest version
and it just works, whereas on PowerPC you have to find out:

- what CVS is
- what vger is
- what CVS tags are
- which tag the one is which gives you a stable version ?

I don't care that the development kernel breaks on PPC. But that the
official stable kernel breaks is a huge problem.


Reality is two's complement. See:

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