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Subjectlinux-next: build failure after merge of the driver-core tree
Hi Greg,

After merging the driver-core tree, today's linux-next build (powerpc
ppc64_defconfig) failed like this:

fs/sysfs/mount.c: In function 'sysfs_exit_ns':
fs/sysfs/mount.c:160: error: 'S_BIAS' undeclared (first use in this function)

Caused by commit c80e63f000aa7cf73a430b2cb57dbbb91554a847 ("sysfs:
Implement sysfs tagged directory support") from the driver-core tree
interacting with commit f3ffc7acb6a6ebec0a9e660d9211ed048d7e90f5 ("get
rid of S_BIAS") from the vfs tree.

I don't know how to fix this, so I just commented the code out for now
(see below). Please someone supply a correct fix.

[Al, I notice that the "get rid of S_BIAS" patch has an author date of
March 22 - it would have been nice if it had been in linux-next during
the last two months so that we could have had a fix for this some time
Stephen Rothwell

From: Stephen Rothwell <>
Date: Tue, 18 May 2010 16:36:22 +1000
Subject: [PATCH] sysfs: fix for S_BIAS going away

Not a real fix, but it lets the code build.

Signed-off-by: Stephen Rothwell <>
fs/sysfs/mount.c | 4 ++--
1 files changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/fs/sysfs/mount.c b/fs/sysfs/mount.c
index 1afa32b..49258e1 100644
--- a/fs/sysfs/mount.c
+++ b/fs/sysfs/mount.c
@@ -150,22 +150,22 @@ static struct file_system_type sysfs_fs_type = {

void sysfs_exit_ns(enum kobj_ns_type type, const void *ns)
struct super_block *sb;

list_for_each_entry(sb, &sysfs_fs_type.fs_supers, s_instances) {
struct sysfs_super_info *info = sysfs_info(sb);
/* Ignore superblocks that are in the process of unmounting */
- if (sb->s_count <= S_BIAS)
- continue;
+// if (sb->s_count <= S_BIAS)
+// continue;
/* Ignore superblocks with the wrong ns */
if (info->ns[type] != ns)
info->ns[type] = NULL;

int __init sysfs_init(void)

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