[PATCH] powerpc/boot: Remove duplicate typedefs from libfdt_env.h

Oliver oohall at gmail.com
Tue Mar 20 10:55:07 AEDT 2018

On Tue, Mar 20, 2018 at 3:02 AM, Mark Greer <mgreer at animalcreek.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 19, 2018 at 09:53:09AM +0100, Christophe LEROY wrote:
>> Le 16/03/2018 à 22:54, Mark Greer a écrit :
>> >When building a uImage or zImage using ppc6xx_defconfig and some other
>> >defconfigs, the following error occurs:
>> >
>> >   BOOTCC  arch/powerpc/boot/fdt.o
>> >   In file included from arch/powerpc/boot/fdt.c:51:0:
>> >   ../arch/powerpc/boot/libfdt_env.h:10:13: error: redefinition of typedef 'uint32_t'
>> >   ../arch/powerpc/boot/types.h:21:13: note: previous declaration of 'uint32_t' was here
>> >   ../arch/powerpc/boot/libfdt_env.h:11:13: error: redefinition of typedef 'uint64_t'
>> >   ../arch/powerpc/boot/types.h:22:13: note: previous declaration of 'uint64_t' was here
>> >   ../arch/powerpc/boot/Makefile:210: recipe for target 'arch/powerpc/boot/fdt.o' failed
>> >   make[2]: *** [arch/powerpc/boot/fdt.o] Error 1
>> >
>> >The problem is that commit 656ad58ef19e (powerpc/boot: Add OPAL console
>> >to epapr wrappers) adds typedefs for uint32_t and uint64_t to type.h but
>> >doesn't remove the pre-existing (and now duplicate) typedefs from
>> >libfdt_env.h.  Fix the error by removing the duplicat typedefs from
>> >libfdt_env.h
>> >
>> >CC: David Gibson <david at gibson.dropbear.id.au>
>> >CC: Oliver O'Halloran <oohall at gmail.com>
>> >Signed-off-by: Mark Greer <mgreer at animalcreek.com>
>> >---
>> >Having said all of that, commit 656ad58ef19e (powerpc/boot: Add OPAL
>> >console to epapr wrappers) went into mainline back in 2016 so, AFAICT,
>> >this has been broken since then.  That seems unlikely so I must be
>> >missing something...  Any ideas what that is?
>> I just compiled uImage for ppc6xx_defconfig, and I don't get such error.
>> I looked at what gcc -E outputs, u32 is defined twice but it doesn't seems
>> to bother GCC.
>> What version of GCC do you use ?
>> I tried with 5.4.0 and 4.6.3, both seems to work.
>> Christophe
> Hi Christophe.
> That's interesting.  I would expect an error regardless of version.
> I used an old 4.5.1 gcc that I had laying around (from denx, iirc).
> I'll find a newer one and try it.

Yeah that's pretty odd. It might be a bug in your specific version of
GCC since I can't replicate it with this dumb test case:

#include <stdio.h>
typedef unsigned int            u32;

typedef u32 uint32_t;
typedef u32 uint32_t;

int main(void) {
        uint32_t test = 0;
        printf("%u\n", test);
        return 0;

Does that result in an error?

> Either way, it seems to me that we should remove the duplicate definitions.
> Do you agree?

It wouldn't hurt to remove those definitions from libfdt_env.h. That
file includes types.h directly anyway so there's not much point in
them being there.


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