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    Subject2.4.10 build failure - atomic_dec_and_lock export

    2.4.10 won't link with CONFIG_SMP and i386 CPU selected. I believe the problem
    lies in in the #ifndef atomic_dec_and_lock in lib/dec_and_lock.c. As far as I
    can see this symbol is always defined because it's exported.

    The following patch works for me, but I barely understand the kernel build
    machinery(*) so please don't use this without checking it carefully.


    * e.g. I cannot understand why this symbol isn't versioned in the object file.

    --- linux/lib/dec_and_lock.c.orig Tue Oct 2 15:47:44 2001
    +++ linux/lib/dec_and_lock.c Tue Oct 2 16:07:01 2001
    @@ -1,3 +1,4 @@
    +#include <linux/config.h>
    #include <linux/module.h>
    #include <linux/spinlock.h>
    #include <asm/atomic.h>
    @@ -26,7 +27,8 @@
    * store-conditional approach, for example.

    -#ifndef atomic_dec_and_lock
    +#ifdef CONFIG_SMP
    int atomic_dec_and_lock(atomic_t *atomic, spinlock_t *lock)
    @@ -37,4 +39,5 @@

    Ian Grant, Computer Lab., William Gates Building, JJ Thomson Ave., Cambridge
    Phone: +44 1223 334420

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