Build regressions/improvements in v3.6

Geert Uytterhoeven geert at
Wed Oct 3 04:38:50 EST 2012

On Tue, Oct 2, 2012 at 8:32 PM, Geert Uytterhoeven <geert at> wrote:
> JFYI, when comparing v3.6 to v3.6-rc7[3], the summaries are:
>   - build errors: +4/-1

  + arch/powerpc/platforms/512x/mpc512x_shared.c: error:
'FSL_DIU_PORT_DVI' undeclared (first use in this function):  => 189:9
  + arch/powerpc/platforms/512x/mpc512x_shared.c: error: parameter 1
('port') has incomplete type:  => 187:54, 83:56, 88:57, 69:56
  + arch/powerpc/platforms/512x/mpc512x_shared.c: error: return type
is an incomplete type:  => 187:1


  + drivers/net/ethernet/realtek/r8169.c: error: expected identifier
before numeric constant:  => 451:2

xtensa-allmodconfig (hmm, this is not a new one, it felt through the
cracks in -rc7 because
of log line interleaving).

Ugh, arch/xtensa/include/asm/regs.h defines way to generic symbols,
like "MISC" (which
causes the above breakage), and even a few 2-letter symbols, which
surprisingly don't
cause conflicts...

> [1] (all 117 configs)
> [3] (all 117 configs)



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