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SubjectRe: next Feb 13 drivers/scsi/aha1542.ko build break
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On Fri, Feb 13, 2009 at 8:13 PM, Joe Eykholt <jeykholt@cisco.com> wrote:
> The kernel infrastructure should fix that without requiring the driver to change.
> Drivers ought to be allowed to divide.
>
> I've also seen this in another driver that divided a u64 by a constant.
> I noticed that linux/math64.h provides div_u64(), but it seems awkward to call
> that when the compiler generates a call to __udivdi3 (apparently).
>
> Can't we just provide __udivdi3, since gcc generates that call?
> Otherwise, problems like this will continue to crop up.

A complete list of integer functions to which gcc generates calls can
be found here:
http://gcc.gnu.org/onlinedocs/gcc-4.3.3/gccint/Integer-library-routines.html

Some links to past discussions about this subject:
* http://lkml.org/lkml/2003/7/2/5
* http://lkml.org/lkml/2004/9/23/376

Bart.


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