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SubjectRe: [PATCH] mm: compaction: fix dummy declarations
On Thu, 16 Jun 2016 08:30:28 +0900 Minchan Kim <minchan@kernel.org> wrote:

> Hi Andrew,
>
> On Wed, Jun 15, 2016 at 02:48:25PM -0700, Andrew Morton wrote:
> > On Wed, 15 Jun 2016 23:39:12 +0200 Arnd Bergmann <arnd@arndb.de> wrote:
> >
> > > We get a build error in several test builds after a recent code rework:
> > >
> > > In file included from include/linux/balloon_compaction.h:48:0,
> > > from mm/balloon_compaction.c:11:
> > > include/linux/compaction.h:237:122: error: 'struct node' declared inside parameter list will not be visible outside of this definition or declaration [-Werror]
> > >
> > > The patch that likely introduced the problem added a forward declaration
> > > for 'struct node' in linux/compaction.h, but only in one of two instances.
> > >
> > > This moves the declaration out of the #ifdef so we always get it.
> >
> > http://ozlabs.org/~akpm/mmots/broken-out/mm-balloon-use-general-non-lru-movable-page-feature-fix.patch
> > should fix this. I guess I should do another -mm.
> >
>
> [1] solves the issues so we can revert your patch with removing remaining
> forward declaration in below code snippet.
> If I should resend patch with removing remainiang forward declaration part,
> please tell me.
>
> Thanks.
>
> compaction.h:
>
> #if defined(CONFIG_COMPACTION) && defined(CONFIG_SYSFS) && defined(CONFIG_NUMA)
> struct node; <----- Here
> extern int compaction_register_node(struct node *node);
> ...
> #else
> ...
>
> #endif /* CONFIG_COMPACTION && CONFIG_SYSFS && CONFIG_NUMA */
>
>
> [1] http://ozlabs.org/~akpm/mmots/broken-out/mm-fix-build-warnings-in-linux-compactionh.patch
>

I think I'll retain
mm-balloon-use-general-non-lru-movable-page-feature-fix.patch for
bisectability reasons and I'll revert
mm-balloon-use-general-non-lru-movable-page-feature-fix.patc within
mm-fix-build-warnings-in-linux-compactionh.patch, see how that goes.

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