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SubjectRE: linux-next: build failure after merge of the final tree (staging tree related)
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Hi Greg,

I believe I understand the cause of the problem and would like to submit a patch to fix it. However, I am unclear on what the starting point is given that the final patch was reverted from linux-next. Do I assume that patch will be reapplied before the applying the new patch or should I provide another patch to reapply the reverted patch? Is it acceptable to submit patches generated against the head of linux-next?

Before submitting the patch, I would like to test that the patch really does fix the issue found by Stephen. Since it doesn't occur when building for x32 or x64 then I need to setup a PowerPC cross-compile tool chain. Do you have any suggestions as to where I can pull a prebuilt tool chain or do I need to build directly from the GNU sources.

Many thanks for your help
Kind regards
Chris Kelly

-----Original Message-----
From: Greg KH [mailto:gregkh@linuxfoundation.org]
Sent: 27 February 2012 9:17 PM
To: Stephen Rothwell
Cc: linux-next@vger.kernel.org; linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org; Chris Kelly
Subject: Re: linux-next: build failure after merge of the final tree (staging tree related)

On Mon, Feb 27, 2012 at 06:13:03PM +1100, Stephen Rothwell wrote:
> Hi all,
>
> After merging the final tree, today's linux-next build
> (powerpc_allyesconfig) failed like this:
>
> drivers/staging/ozwpan/ozcdev.c: In function 'oz_cdev_ioctl':
> drivers/staging/ozwpan/ozcdev.c:284:7: error: case label does not reduce to an integer constant
>
> Caused by commit 23af8c2a088f ("staging: ozwpan: Added character device
> support") from the staging tree.
>
> I reverted commit b0406db5b3e4 ("staging: ozwpan: Plumbed in Kconfig and
> Kbuild") for today.

Thanks, Chris, care to fix this up and send me a patch?

greg k-h




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