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SubjectRe: sparc64: Build failure due to commit f1600e549b94 (sparc: Make sparc64 use scalable lib/iommu-common.c functions)
On 04/20/2015 06:54 PM, Michael Ellerman wrote:
> On Mon, 2015-04-20 at 12:50 -0400, David Miller wrote:
>> From: Guenter Roeck <>
>> Date: Mon, 20 Apr 2015 09:44:31 -0700
>>> On Mon, Apr 20, 2015 at 12:25:19PM -0400, David Miller wrote:
>>>> From: Guenter Roeck <>
>>>> Date: Sun, 19 Apr 2015 22:17:21 -0700
>>>>> The debug option is intended for all _other_ architectures, to
>>>>> ensure that changes made for those don't break alpha/s390
>>>>> builds. alpha/s390 have ARCH_NEEDS_WEAK_PER_CPU and don't need the
>>>>> debug option.
>>>> Ironically this would not create a build failure for the architectures
>>>> where this matters, because only powerpc has the like named percpu
>>>> symbol.
>>>> So it's not really meeting the stated objective in this case.
>>> Yes, that is correct; it can only find problems in non-architecture
>>> code, and on the downside produces false positives and thus build errors
>>> like this one.
>>> Which makes the fix a bit philosophical. Rename iommu_pool_hash in
>>> iommu-common, or drop DEBUG_FORCE_WEAK_PER_CPU. I would rename
>>> iommu_pool_hash, but that is just me. Ultimately, I don't really
>>> care one way or another, as long as the problem gets fixed.
>> If nightly builds of s390 and alpha, the two platforms where this
>> matters, are being done as reported in this thread, then I really
>> don't see the value in DEBUG_FORCE_WEAK_PER_CPU.

Me not either, but, as you say, that is a different discussion.

> We do an s390 allmodconfig for every linux-next release:
> And also for Linus' tree:
> We don't have alpha allmodconfig enabled, though we could, but we do build the
> defconfig:
I cover alpha:allmodconfig in my builds for -next, mainline, as well as all stable releases and release candidates. This discussion is a good
argument for enabling s390:allmodconfig as well.

> So I think that should be sufficient to catch any percpus that are introduced
> in generic code with the same name as s390/alpha variables.
Yes, but unfortunately only after the fact, though I don't see a means
to avoid that.

>> But I guess that's a more involved longer-term discussion and I guess
>> I'll apply Sowmini's patches for now.


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