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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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