[PATCH] powerpc: define empty enable_kernel_vsx() when CONFIG_VSX=n

Tim Gardner tim.gardner at canonical.com
Wed Sep 9 09:19:51 AEST 2015

On 09/08/2015 04:47 PM, Paul Mackerras wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 08, 2015 at 12:13:11PM -0600, tim.gardner at canonical.com wrote:
>> From: Tim Gardner <tim.gardner at canonical.com>
>> commit 72cd7b44bc99 ("powerpc: Uncomment and make enable_kernel_vsx()
>> routine available") neglected to define an empty inline replacement for
>> enable_kernel_vsx() when CONFIG_VSX=n.
> If code that wants to call enable_kernel_vsx() is getting compiled in
> when CONFIG_VSX=n, that's a worry.  Is this patch motivated by an
> actual compile failure?  If so what was the failure?
> Paul.

I was having link failures after backporting 'crypto: nx' patches to a
4.2 based kernel. You may have a point in that the upstream Kconfig will
not allow those files to be compiled if CONFIG_VSX=n. I will check in my
morning if to see if I can reproduce the same link error in mainline.

Tim Gardner tim.gardner at canonical.com

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