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SubjectRe: 2.6.9-mm1: pc_debug multiple definitions
On Sat, Oct 23, 2004 at 11:41:52PM -0400, Luis R. Rodriguez wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 22, 2004 at 03:39:29PM +0200, Adrian Bunk wrote:
> >
> > The following compile error comes from Linus' tree:
> >
> >
> > <-- snip -->
> >
> > ...
> > LD drivers/built-in.o
> > drivers/pcmcia/built-in.o(.bss+0xf20): multiple definition of `pc_debug'
> > drivers/net/built-in.o(.data+0x24ae0): first defined here
> > make[1]: *** [drivers/built-in.o] Error 1
> >
> > <-- snip -->
> >
> >
> > The pc_debug in drivers/pcmcia/ds.c was made non-static in Linus' tree,
> > but the global definition of a global variable with such a generic name
> > in drivers/net/wireless/prism54/islpci_mgt.c seems to be equally wrong.
>
> Great, anyone know why this change was done on ds.c ? The pc_debug on
> prism54 comes from the original Intersil driver. It is used to for
> debugging but we should move away from our current debugging mechanism
> to netif_msg.
>...

pc_debug is a pretty generic name - it seems too generic in both files.

In prism54, couldn't it be called prism54_pc_debug?

> Luis

cu
Adrian

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