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    SubjectRe: 2.4.14 compiling failed
    On Sat, 17 Nov 2001, Peter Jay Salzman wrote:

    > this is probably known already, but just in case, 2.4.14 compiling just
    > failed on me:
    >...
    > drivers/block/block.o: In function `lo_send':
    > drivers/block/block.o(.text+0xa57f): undefined reference to `deactivate_page'
    > drivers/block/block.o(.text+0xa5c9): undefined reference to `deactivate_page'
    > make: *** [vmlinux] Error 1
    >...
    > so i went to update to 2.4.14. and the compile just failed.
    >
    > no big deal -- i can live with it until 2.4.15 comes out, but i thought
    > someone should know about this.
    >
    > no response is required. i know how busy everyone here is.

    I hope you don't mind that I respond. ;-)

    This is a known bug.
    If you want to run 2.4.14 the following simple patch solves the problem:

    --- linux-2.4.14-broken/drivers/block/loop.c Thu Oct 25 13:58:34 2001
    +++ linux-2.4.14/drivers/block/loop.c Mon Nov 5 17:06:08 2001
    @@ -207,7 +207,6 @@
    index++;
    pos += size;
    UnlockPage(page);
    - deactivate_page(page);
    page_cache_release(page);
    }
    return 0;
    @@ -218,7 +217,6 @@
    kunmap(page);
    unlock:
    UnlockPage(page);
    - deactivate_page(page);
    page_cache_release(page);
    fail:
    return -1;

    > pete (not subscribed)

    cu
    Adrian

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