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

On Wed, 29 Feb 2012 07:35:35 +0000 Chris Kelly <> wrote:
> 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?

Your patches are all still in Greg's tree which I merge into linux-next
every day. I have then been reverting that last patch each day. Your
patch should be against Greg's tree (or your last patch) and then when
the fix is in Greg's tree, I will get it in linux-next and stop reverting
the other patch.

> 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.

That is am x86_64 hosted powerpc64 compiler suitable for building the

Stephen Rothwell
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