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SubjectRe: [Patch] mm: make CONFIG_NUMA depend on CONFIG_SYSFS
On Mon, 18 Jul 2011 19:09:50 +0200 Andi Kleen wrote:

> On Mon, Jul 18, 2011 at 03:14:18PM +0300, Pekka Enberg wrote:
> > On Mon, Jul 18, 2011 at 2:18 PM, Amerigo Wang <amwang@redhat.com> wrote:
> > > On ppc, we got this build error with randconfig:
> > >
> > > drivers/built-in.o:(.toc1+0xf90): undefined reference to `vmstat_text': 1 errors in 1 logs
> > >
> > > This is due to that it enabled CONFIG_NUMA but not CONFIG_SYSFS.
> > >
> > > And the user-space tool numactl depends on sysfs files too.
> > > So, I think it is very reasonable to make CONFIG_NUMA depend on CONFIG_SYSFS.
> >
> > Is it? CONFIG_NUMA is useful even without userspace numactl tool, no?
>
> Yes it is. No direct dependency.
>
> I would rather fix it in ppc.

This isn't a ppc-only error. It happens when CONFIG_PROC_FS is not enabled
(or is it CONFIG_SYSFS?).

I reported it for linux-next of 20110526:

when CONFIG_PROC_FS is not enabled:

drivers/built-in.o: In function `node_read_vmstat':
node.c:(.text+0x56ffa): undefined reference to `vmstat_text'


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