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SubjectRe: [PATCH] powerpc: Move pSeries firmware feature setup into platforms/pseries
On Thu, Mar 30, 2006 at 09:39:15AM +1100, Michael Ellerman wrote:
> On Wed, 2006-03-29 at 14:52 -0500, Dave Jones wrote:
> > On Thu, Mar 23, 2006 at 07:14:49AM +0000, Linux Kernel wrote:
> > > commit 1965746bce49ddf001af52c7985e16343c768021
> > > tree d311fce31613545f3430582322d66411566f1863
> > > parent 0941d57aa7034ef7010bd523752c2e3bee569ef1
> > > author Michael Ellerman <michael@ellerman.id.au> Fri, 10 Feb 2006 15:47:36 +1100
> > > committer Paul Mackerras <paulus@samba.org> Fri, 10 Feb 2006 16:52:03 +1100
> > >
> > > [PATCH] powerpc: Move pSeries firmware feature setup into platforms/pseries
> > >
> > > Currently we have some stuff in firmware.h and kernel/firmware.c that is
> > > #ifdef CONFIG_PPC_PSERIES. Move it all into platforms/pseries.
> >
> > This (or one of the other firmware patches, I've not narrowed it down that close)
> > breaks ppc64 oprofile.
> >
> > modpost now complains with..
> >
> > kernel/arch/powerpc/oprofile/oprofile.ko needs unknown symbol ppc64_firmware_features
>
> Hi Dave,
>
> I'm not sure about that patch, but I think the firmware feature stuff
> has been broken for modules for a while, we weren't exporting
> ppc64_firmware_features anywhere.

It's bizarre that it's only just started complaining about it.
(I get a nice mail from our buildsystem when a kernel package is built with
unresolved symbols), and the 2.6.16.1 kernel happily sails through.

> The fix just got merged in the last day or so:
> http://kernel.org/git/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git;a=commit;h=d0160bf0b3e87032be8e85f80ddd2f18e107b86f

still broken with that diff. (I just tested -git15)

firmware_has_feature() needs fixing up.

Dave


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