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Subject[patch] sysfs: build fix

x86.git testing found the following build failure on v2.6.26-rc1:

In file included from include/linux/kobject.h:22,
from include/linux/module.h:17,
from include/linux/crypto.h:22,
from arch/x86/kernel/asm-offsets_32.c:8,
from arch/x86/kernel/asm-offsets.c:3:
include/linux/sysfs.h:201: error: redefinition of 'sysfs_update_group'
include/linux/sysfs.h:195: error: previous definition of 'sysfs_update_group' was here
make[1]: *** [arch/x86/kernel/asm-offsets.s] Error 1
make: *** [prepare0] Error 2

with the following config:

the reason for the build failure is the duplicate definition of the
sysfs_update_group() inline function in include/linux/sysfs.h.

The duplication was a merge error: it was added via -mm by commit
v2.6.25-7262-g2850699, "sysfs: sysfs_update_group stub for
CONFIG_SYSFS=n" a day before v2.6.26-rc1, but a day before that the same
commit was already merged upstream via the sysfs tree, with commit

Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <>
include/linux/sysfs.h | 6 ------
1 file changed, 6 deletions(-)

Index: linux/include/linux/sysfs.h
--- linux.orig/include/linux/sysfs.h
+++ linux/include/linux/sysfs.h
@@ -196,12 +196,6 @@ static inline int sysfs_update_group(str
return 0;

-static inline int sysfs_update_group(struct kobject *kobj,
- const struct attribute_group *grp)
- return 0;
static inline void sysfs_remove_group(struct kobject *kobj,
const struct attribute_group *grp)

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