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Subjectsparc32 build failure [Was: linux-next: build failure after merge of the final tree]
On Sat, Jan 15, 2011 at 05:27:53AM +0100, Andrea Arcangeli wrote:
> Hello,
>
> On Sat, Jan 15, 2011 at 01:10:27PM +1100, Stephen Rothwell wrote:
> > Hi all,
> >
> > After merging the final tree, today's linux-next build (sparc32 defconfig)
> > failed like this:
> >
> > In file included from arch/sparc/include/asm/pgtable_32.h:455,
> > from arch/sparc/include/asm/pgtable.h:6,
> > from include/linux/mm.h:41,
> > from arch/sparc/kernel/process_32.c:17:
> > include/asm-generic/pgtable.h: In function 'pmdp_get_and_clear':
> > include/asm-generic/pgtable.h:96: error: implicit declaration of function '__pmd'
> > include/asm-generic/pgtable.h:96: error: incompatible types when returning type 'int' but 'pmd_t' was expected
> >
> > and *lots* more.
> >
> > Caused by commit e2cda322648122dc400c85ada80eaddbc612ef6a ("thp: add pmd
> > mangling generic functions"). This has already been reported broken in
> > other architectures as well.
> >
> > I have just left it for today.
>
> See arch/sparc/include/asm/page_32.h
>
> /* #define __pmd(x) ((pmd_t) { (x) } ) */ /* XXX procedure with loop */
> /* #define __pmd(x) (x) */ /* XXX later */
>
>
> Not sure why __pmd is commented out on sparc32 (it isn't in sparc64,
> this is why sparc looked like building ok in a earlier report).
>
> Removing those two comments at first glance should fix the build, but
> I don't understand the comment, so I'm unsure if it's safe and what
> "XXX later" means. Overall this __pmd(0) thing is just a fake. We've
> to return some dummy pmd_t structure to build, because the function
> returns a pmd_t, there's a BUG() before __pmd is evaluated, but I
> didn't think of a better way yet than to return __pmd(0).
>
> static inline pmd_t pmdp_get_and_clear(struct mm_struct *mm,
> unsigned long
> address,
> pmd_t *pmdp)
> {
> BUG();
> return __pmd(0);
> }

Hi Andrea.

Can we get the build fixed ASAP or do we wait for David to comment on this?

Sam


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