linux-next: tree build failure

Jan Beulich JBeulich at
Mon Oct 5 17:58:25 EST 2009

>>> Hollis Blanchard <hollisb at> 02.10.09 17:48 >>>
>On Wed, 2009-09-30 at 07:35 +0100, Jan Beulich wrote:
>> 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

I'm attaching Rusty's response I was referring to.

>MAYBE_BUILD_BUG_ON() is supposed to do (sounds like a terrible name).

Agreed - but presumably better than just deleting the bogus instances

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