[PATCH] powerpc: don't re-issue spinlock typedef that breaks older gcc

Aneesh Kumar K.V aneesh.kumar at linux.vnet.ibm.com
Wed Jan 29 05:49:38 EST 2014

Paul Gortmaker <paul.gortmaker at windriver.com> writes:

> On 14-01-28 12:28 PM, Aneesh Kumar K.V wrote:
>> Paul Gortmaker <paul.gortmaker at windriver.com> writes:
>>> Commit b3084f4db3aeb991c507ca774337c7e7893ed04f ("powerpc/thp: Fix
>>> crash on mremap") added a "typedef struct spinlock spinlock_t;"
>>> which on gcc 4.5.2 (and possibly other versions) causes many of:
>>> include/linux/spinlock_types.h:76:3: error: redefinition of typedef 'spinlock_t'
>>> arch/powerpc/include/asm/pgtable-ppc64.h:563:25: note: previous declaration of 'spinlock_t' was here
>>> In file included from include/linux/mutex.h:15:0,
>>>                  from include/linux/notifier.h:13,
>>>                  from include/linux/pm_qos.h:8,
>>>                  from include/linux/netdevice.h:28,
>>>                  from drivers/net/wireless/ath/wil6210/wil6210.h:20,
>>>                  from drivers/net/wireless/ath/wil6210/debug.c:17:
>>> It appears that somewhere between gcc 4.5.2 and 4.6.3 this
>>> redefinition restriction was lifted.  Using the proper header
>>> from within !ASSEMBLY seems to fix it up in an acceptable way.
>>> Cc: Aneesh Kumar K.V <aneesh.kumar at linux.vnet.ibm.com>
>>> Cc: Kirill A. Shutemov <kirill.shutemov at linux.intel.com>
>>> Cc: Benjamin Herrenschmidt <benh at kernel.crashing.org>
>>> Signed-off-by: Paul Gortmaker <paul.gortmaker at windriver.com>
>>> ---
>> http://mid.gmane.org/1389939036.3000.7.camel@ThinkPad-T5421.cn.ibm.com
>> This was posted earlier.
> I see.  Well I guess Ben didn't use it since it is the same as the
> temporary not-signed-off-by hack patch I posted earlier as well.
> https://lkml.org/lkml/2014/1/27/584
> I believe what I've posted here below to be the proper fix.

I had another variant which needed this


BTW I had added the above struct spinlock; patch as the backport to
stable 3.13 series. So if we are picking another one, we may need to
update stable also


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