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SubjectRe: Scsi on sparc build break in 2.6.23.
On Thu, 2007-10-11 at 08:17 -0500, Rob Landley wrote:
> On Thursday 11 October 2007 6:05:55 am Adrian Bunk wrote:
> > On Thu, Oct 11, 2007 at 05:52:48AM -0500, Rob Landley wrote:
> > > CONFIG_SCSI_SUNESP=y breaks the build in 2.6.23:
> > >
> > > LD vmlinux
> > > `scsi_esp_unregister' referenced in section `__ksymtab' of
> > > drivers/built-in.o: defined in discarded section `.exit.text' of
> > > drivers/built-in.o
> > > make: *** [vmlinux] Error 1
> > >
> > > Do you need my full .config to reproduce this?
> >
> > Please always attach the .config when reporting errors.
> > The few bytes don't matter and it often saves some time.
> >
> > I have an idea regarding what might be going wrong in this case,
> > but it would cost me additional time to look at it because you didn't
> > send your .config.
> *shrug* That's why I asked.
> The reason I hesitated is I use miniconfig files rather than big .config
> files, and some people get confused by that. Drop the attached
> miniconfig-linux in the kernel source directory and go:
> make ARCH=sparc allnoconfig KCONFIG_ALLCONFIG=miniconfig-linux
> That expands it to a big .config file, and from there "make ARCH=sparc
> CROSS_COMPILE=sparc-" to reproduce the problem. Assuming you have a sparc
> cross-compiler lying around.
> Disable CONFIG_SCSI_SUNESP and it builds to the end, (and the result boots but
> won't mount the root filesystem, which is sort of expected).

This is a very subtle error. You're building without hotplug, which
causes __devexit to become __exit, so scsi_esp_unregister is placed in
the discard section of vmlinux. Unfortunately, the EXPORT_SYMBOL causes
it to be referenced from the symbol export table.

The fix is probably just to remove the __devexit tag from the function
rather than trying to work out how to make the export symbol conditional
on the symbol not being discarded.


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