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SubjectRe: 2.6.23-rc3-mm1: fix b43 compilation
On Wed, 22 Aug 2007 22:56:15 -0400 "John W. Linville" <linville@tuxdriver.com> wrote:

> On Wed, Aug 22, 2007 at 11:56:43PM +0200, Michael Buesch wrote:
> > On Wednesday 22 August 2007 18:33:58 Rafael J. Wysocki wrote:
> > > On Wednesday, 22 August 2007 11:06, Andrew Morton wrote:
> > > >
> > > > ftp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/people/akpm/patches/2.6/2.6.23-rc3/2.6.23-rc3-mm1/
> > > >
> > > > - git-ixgbe.patch got dropped - git-net.patch destroyed it
> > > >
> > > > - then git-net got dropped as it doesn't work
> > >
> > > Apparently, the b43 driver is expecting another version of mac80211.
> > >
> > > This patch fixes the compilation, but I'm not sure what about the
> > > functionality. ;-)
> >
> > There seems to be a screwup somehow.
> > These mac80211 API functions were recently changed to include
> > the additional parameter. So it seems you carry an old version of mac80211.
>
> I think what happened is because Andrew dropped Dave M.'s net tree.
> Since mac80211 has been getting merged through Dave M., crucial bits
> are missing which then break the bits from wireless-dev.

argh, I didn't know that. I wonder why all my compile testing passed.

> Andrew, if you find that you need to drop git-net again then I'll be
> happy to provide you with a wireless-dev patch that does not depend on
> Dave's tree. The mm-master branch in wireless-dev has dropped those
> patches which have gone to Dave M. in the hopes of avoiding conflicts.
> Dependencies are another matter... :-)

Hopefully git-net is less wrecked than it was yesterday. If things still
play up I'll have a go at bodging it up a bit, perhaps by disabling
netconsole. (Although now I think about it, the netconsole bug was mainly
an ill-advised BUG_ON, fixable by using WARN_ON instead).



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