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Subjectlinux-next: build failure after merge of the akpm-current tree
Hi Andrew,

After merging the akpm-current tree, today's linux-next build (powerpc64
allnoconfig) failed like this:

In file included from arch/powerpc/include/asm/book3s/64/mmu
from arch/powerpc/include/asm/book3s/64/mmu.h:30,
from arch/powerpc/include/asm/mmu.h:305,
from arch/powerpc/include/asm/lppaca.h:36,
from arch/powerpc/include/asm/paca.h:21,
from arch/powerpc/include/asm/current.h:16,
from include/linux/sched.h:12,
from arch/powerpc/kernel/asm-offsets.c:17:
arch/powerpc/include/asm/book3s/64/pgtable.h:844:35: error: expected declaration specifiers or '...' before 'pud_pte'
#define pud_write(pud) pte_write(pud_pte(pud))
include/asm-generic/pgtable.h:817:19: note: in expansion of macro 'pud_write'
static inline int pud_write(pud_t pud)

Caused by commit

5292abe86ee6 ("mm: fix device-dax pud write-faults triggered by get_user_pages()")

grep is your friend ... there may be more fixes needed.

I added the following fix patch:

From: Stephen Rothwell <>
Date: Mon, 20 Nov 2017 12:52:24 +1100
Subject: [PATCH] mm: fix device-dax pud write-faults triggered by
get_user_pages() fix

Signed-off-by: Stephen Rothwell <>
arch/powerpc/include/asm/book3s/64/pgtable.h | 1 +
arch/powerpc/include/asm/nohash/64/pgtable.h | 1 +
2 files changed, 2 insertions(+)

diff --git a/arch/powerpc/include/asm/book3s/64/pgtable.h b/arch/powerpc/include/asm/book3s/64/pgtable.h
index 9a677cd5997f..700b26cbd867 100644
--- a/arch/powerpc/include/asm/book3s/64/pgtable.h
+++ b/arch/powerpc/include/asm/book3s/64/pgtable.h
@@ -841,6 +841,7 @@ static inline pud_t pte_pud(pte_t pte)
return __pud_raw(pte_raw(pte));
#define pud_write(pud) pte_write(pud_pte(pud))

static inline int pud_bad(pud_t pud)
diff --git a/arch/powerpc/include/asm/nohash/64/pgtable.h b/arch/powerpc/include/asm/nohash/64/pgtable.h
index abddf5830ad5..424053fdf8d2 100644
--- a/arch/powerpc/include/asm/nohash/64/pgtable.h
+++ b/arch/powerpc/include/asm/nohash/64/pgtable.h
@@ -144,6 +144,7 @@ static inline pud_t pte_pud(pte_t pte)
return __pud(pte_val(pte));
#define pud_write(pud) pte_write(pud_pte(pud))
#define pgd_write(pgd) pte_write(pgd_pte(pgd))

Stephen Rothwell

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