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    SubjectRe: Compile failed on fs.o for 2.4.15-pre4
    On Wed, 14 Nov 2001, Preston Crow wrote:

    > After making the patch to setup.c so that it would compile, I ran into a
    > linking error. I have a fairly standard uniprocessor PIII system. I can
    > make my config file available to anyone that thinks it will help.
    > make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux/arch/i386/lib'
    > ld -m elf_i386 -T /usr/src/linux/arch/i386/ -e stext arch/i386/kernel/head.o arch/i386/kernel/init_task.o init/main.o init/version.o \
    > --start-group \
    > arch/i386/kernel/kernel.o arch/i386/mm/mm.o kernel/kernel.o mm/mm.o fs/fs.o ipc/ipc.o \
    > drivers/char/char.o drivers/block/block.o drivers/misc/misc.o drivers/net/net.o drivers/media/media.o drivers/char/agp/agp.o drivers/char/drm/drm.o drivers/net/fc/fc.o drivers/ide/idedriver.o drivers/cdrom/driver.o drivers/pci/driver.o drivers/pnp/pnp.o drivers/video/video.o \
    > net/network.o \
    > /usr/src/linux/arch/i386/lib/lib.a /usr/src/linux/lib/lib.a /usr/src/linux/arch/i386/lib/lib.a \
    > --end-group \
    > -o vmlinux
    > fs/fs.o: In function `dput':
    > fs/fs.o(.text+0x10fb8): undefined reference to `atomic_dec_and_lock'
    > make: *** [vmlinux] Error 1
    > [Please CC responses to me]

    Assuming that your version is similar to mine....

    In ...linux/fs/dcache.c add ...
    #include <linux/spinlock.h>

    Dick Johnson

    Penguin : Linux version 2.4.1 on an i686 machine (799.53 BogoMips).

    I was going to compile a list of innovations that could be
    attributed to Microsoft. Once I realized that Ctrl-Alt-Del
    was handled in the BIOS, I found that there aren't any.

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