linux-next: tree build failure
hollisb at us.ibm.com
Sat Oct 3 01:48:36 EST 2009
On Wed, 2009-09-30 at 07:35 +0100, Jan Beulich wrote:
> >>> Hollis Blanchard <hollisb at us.ibm.com> 30.09.09 01:39 >>>
> >On Tue, 2009-09-29 at 10:28 +0100, Jan Beulich wrote:
> >> >>> Hollis Blanchard 09/29/09 2:00 AM >>>
> >> >First, I think there is a real bug here, and the code should read like
> >> >this (to match the comment):
> >> > /* type has to be known at build time for optimization */
> >> >- BUILD_BUG_ON(__builtin_constant_p(type));
> >> >+ BUILD_BUG_ON(!__builtin_constant_p(type));
> >> >
> >> >However, I get the same build error *both* ways, i.e.
> >> >__builtin_constant_p(type) evaluates to both 0 and 1? Either that, or
> >> >the new BUILD_BUG_ON() macro isn't working...
> >> No, at this point of the compilation process it's neither zero nor one,
> >> it's simply considered non-constant by the compiler at that stage
> >> (this builtin is used for optimization, not during parsing, and the
> >> error gets generated when the body of the function gets parsed,
> >> not when code gets generated from it).
> >I think I see what you're saying. Do you have a fix to suggest?
> The one Rusty suggested the other day may help here. I don't like it
> as a drop-in replacement for BUILD_BUG_ON() though (due to it
> deferring the error generated to the linking stage), I'd rather view
> this as an improvement to MAYBE_BUILD_BUG_ON() (which should
> then be used here).
Can you be more specific?
I have no idea what Rusty suggested where. I can't even guess what
MAYBE_BUILD_BUG_ON() is supposed to do (sounds like a terrible name).
All I know is that this used to build...
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