[PATCH 2/2] Fix compile error of pgtable-ppc64.h
Aneesh Kumar K.V
aneesh.kumar at linux.vnet.ibm.com
Fri Jan 31 04:38:52 EST 2014
Greg KH <greg at kroah.com> writes:
> On Thu, Jan 30, 2014 at 09:57:36AM +1100, Benjamin Herrenschmidt wrote:
>> On Wed, 2014-01-29 at 10:45 -0800, Greg KH wrote:
>> > 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?
>> There's a corresponding patch in powerpc-next that I'm about to send to
>> Linus today, but for the backport, the "fix" could be folded into the
>> original offending patch.
> Oh come on, you know better than to try to send me a patch that isn't in
> Linus's tree already. Crap, I can't take that at all.
> Send me the git commit id when it is in Linus's tree, otherwise I'm not
> taking it.
> And no, don't "fold in" anything, that's not ok either. I'll just go
> drop this patch entirely from all of my -stable trees for now. Feel
> free to resend them when all of the needed stuff is upstream.
The fix for mremap crash is already in Linus tree. It is the build
failure for older gcc compiler version that is not in linus tree. We
missed that in the first pull request. Do we really need to drop the
patch from 3.11 and 3.12 trees ? The patch their is a variant, and don't
require this build fix.
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