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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Fix build failure when CONFIG_NLS is set to 'm' by allmodconfig
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On Fri, Jan 14, 2011 at 4:22 PM,  <Narendra_K@dell.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 13, 2011 at 09:33:56PM +0530, K, Narendra wrote:
>> On Thu, Jan 13, 2011 at 09:25:56PM +0530, Jesse Barnes wrote:
>> > On Wed, 12 Jan 2011 22:23:55 -0500 (EST)
>> > Len Brown <lenb@kernel.org> wrote:
>> > > > So there's no other ACPI code that depends on this function?  I'd hate
>> > > > to make PCI depend on NLS, so assuming ACPI doesn't need it (in which
>> > > > case the select or depend should be there), I guess it should be pulled
>> > > > into a common file that will always be included.
>> > >
>> > > No, nothing in the ACPI code uses utf16s_to_utf8s.
>> > >
>> > > I don't know anything about NLS, but it appears to be
>> > > something that file systems (befs, cifs, fat, hfs, isofs, jfs, etc)
>> > > use to to support native languages.
>> > >
>> > > BTW. I don't understand why pci-label.o appears twice above.
>> > > It used to be just the 2nd one, that depends on CONFIG_DMI.
>> >
>> > Ok, I'll drop this patch for now then since I haven't seen a fix yet
>> > and need to get Linus the rest of the changes.
>>
>> Jesse,
>>
>> I just compile tested a fix on the following lines without any failure.
>> If it is acceptable, i will send a patch in half an hour. It builds
>>
>
> Hello,
>
> This patch addresses the build failure described in this thread by
> compiling fs/nls/nls_base.c always into vmlinux, thus making the base
> nls functions available always.
>
> Please consider this patch for inclusion if there are no concerns with
> this approach.
>

So NLS is built always?
You thought of embedded devices like router platforms which want to
reduce their kernel (size) by not building NLS?

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