[PATCH 2/2] Fix compile error of pgtable-ppc64.h

Greg KH greg at kroah.com
Thu Jan 30 05:45:44 EST 2014

On Tue, Jan 28, 2014 at 05:52:42PM +0530, Aneesh Kumar K.V wrote:
> From: Li Zhong <zhong at linux.vnet.ibm.com>
> It seems that forward declaration couldn't work well with typedef, use
> struct spinlock directly to avoiding following build errors:
> In file included from include/linux/spinlock.h:81,
>                  from include/linux/seqlock.h:35,
>                  from include/linux/time.h:5,
>                  from include/uapi/linux/timex.h:56,
>                  from include/linux/timex.h:56,
>                  from include/linux/sched.h:17,
>                  from arch/powerpc/kernel/asm-offsets.c:17:
> include/linux/spinlock_types.h:76: error: redefinition of typedef 'spinlock_t'
> /root/linux-next/arch/powerpc/include/asm/pgtable-ppc64.h:563: note: previous declaration of 'spinlock_t' was here
> build fix for upstream SHA1: b3084f4db3aeb991c507ca774337c7e7893ed04f
> for 3.13 stable series

I don't understand, why is this needed?  Is there a corrisponding patch
upstream that already does this?  What went wrong with a "normal"
backport of the patch to 3.13?


greg k-h

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