linux-next: build failure after merge of the akpm-current tree

Stephen Rothwell sfr at
Mon May 2 18:32:34 AEST 2016

Hi Andrew,

After merging the akpm-current tree, today's linux-next build (powerpc
allyesconfig and pseries_le_defconfig) failed like this:

In file included from include/linux/mm.h:394:0,
                 from mm/huge_memory.c:10:
include/linux/huge_mm.h:53:22: error: initializer element is not constant
mm/huge_memory.c:104:62: note: in expansion of macro 'HPAGE_PMD_NR'
 static unsigned int khugepaged_max_ptes_swap __read_mostly = HPAGE_PMD_NR/8;

Caused by commit

  6d34b9749be2 ("mm: make optimistic check for swapin readahead")

interacting with commit

  dd1842a2a448 ("powerpc/mm: Make page table size a variable")

from the powerpc tree.

I applied this fix patch for today (hopefully this is still initialised
early enough):

From: Stephen Rothwell <sfr at>
Date: Mon, 2 May 2016 18:25:42 +1000
Subject: [PATCH] mm: make optimistic check for swapin readahead fix

Signed-off-by: Stephen Rothwell <sfr at>
 mm/huge_memory.c | 3 ++-
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/mm/huge_memory.c b/mm/huge_memory.c
index f0cd9dbc1157..6aabfa166b6d 100644
--- a/mm/huge_memory.c
+++ b/mm/huge_memory.c
@@ -101,7 +101,7 @@ static DECLARE_WAIT_QUEUE_HEAD(khugepaged_wait);
  * fault.
 static unsigned int khugepaged_max_ptes_none __read_mostly;
-static unsigned int khugepaged_max_ptes_swap __read_mostly = HPAGE_PMD_NR/8;
+static unsigned int khugepaged_max_ptes_swap __read_mostly;
 static unsigned long allocstall;
 static int khugepaged(void *none);
@@ -703,6 +703,7 @@ static int __init hugepage_init(void)
 	khugepaged_pages_to_scan = HPAGE_PMD_NR * 8;
 	khugepaged_max_ptes_none = HPAGE_PMD_NR - 1;
+	khugepaged_max_ptes_swap = HPAGE_PMD_NR / 8;
 	 * hugepages can't be allocated by the buddy allocator

Stephen Rothwell

More information about the Linuxppc-dev mailing list