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SubjectRe: linux-next: build failure after merge of the net tree
On Mon, 2011-03-14 at 15:24 +1100, Stephen Rothwell wrote:
> Hi all,
> After merging the net tree, today's linux-next build (powerpc
> ppc64_defconfig) failed like this:
> kernel/irq/manage.c: In function 'irq_affinity_notify':
> kernel/irq/manage.c:182: error: 'struct irq_desc' has no member named 'affinity'
> Caused by commit cd7eab44e994 ("genirq: Add IRQ affinity notifiers")
> (which is also in the tip tree). I am guessing that there is a fix for
> this also in the tip tree ... yep commit 1fb0ef31f428 ("genirq: Fix
> affinity notifier fallout").
> I tried using the net tree from next-20110311 for today but that had the
> same problem. So I merged the above fix commit from the tip tree.
> I have no idea why this has suddenly become a problem in the net tree.

Commit cd7eab44e994 ("genirq: Add IRQ affinity notifiers") was a
prerequisite for some changes in networking. Thomas Gleixner applied it
on a branch of its own so that David Miller could pull just that commit
into net-next-2.6. Of course, this means net-next-2.6 doesn't have the
later fix (and won't for a while).


Ben Hutchings, Senior Software Engineer, Solarflare Communications
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