linux-next: build failure after merge of the mm tree

Michael Ellerman mpe at
Tue Aug 22 17:12:55 AEST 2023

Matthew Wilcox <willy at> writes:
> On Tue, Aug 22, 2023 at 09:55:37AM +1000, Stephen Rothwell wrote:
>> In file included from include/trace/trace_events.h:27,
>>                  from include/trace/define_trace.h:102,
>>                  from fs/xfs/xfs_trace.h:4428,
>>                  from fs/xfs/xfs_trace.c:45:
>> include/linux/pgtable.h:8:25: error: initializer element is not constant
>>     8 | #define PMD_ORDER       (PMD_SHIFT - PAGE_SHIFT)
> Ummm.  PowerPC doesn't have a compile-time constant PMD size?

Yeah. The joys of supporting two MMUs with different supported page
sizes in a single kernel binary.

> arch/powerpc/include/asm/book3s/64/pgtable.h:#define PMD_SHIFT  (PAGE_SHIFT + PTE_INDEX_SIZE)
> arch/powerpc/include/asm/book3s/64/pgtable.h:#define PTE_INDEX_SIZE  __pte_index_size
> That's really annoying.  I'll try to work around it.

Sorry, thanks.


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