problems patching XFS against current benh

From: simon raven (
Date: Mon Jun 23 2003 - 05:17:51 EST

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In file included from /usr/src/kernel_benh/include/linux/modversions.h:166,
                 from /usr/src/kernel_benh/include/linux/module.h:21,
                 from exec_domain.c:14:
/usr/src/kernel_benh/include/linux/modules/ksyms.ver:387:1: warning: "__ver_mark_page_accessed" redefined
In file included from /usr/src/kernel_benh/include/linux/modversions.h:100,
                 from /usr/src/kernel_benh/include/linux/module.h:21,
                 from exec_domain.c:14:
/usr/src/kernel_benh/include/linux/modules/filemap.ver:7:1: warning: this is the location of the previous definition


i get this when i've patched current XFS patches (the new ones from today (22-06-2003)) onto benh recent rsync.

in include/linux/sysctl.h, two resources (?) want a VM_ set to 14:

1 => VM_HEAP_STACK_GAP=14, /* int: page gap between heap and stack */
2 => VM_PAGEBUF=14, /* struct: Control pagebuf parameters */

number 1 is from benh, and number 2 is from XFS. i need both - benh's for some drivers for my hardware, and XFS
because most of my FSes are XFS.

i get the same error above, even though i set VM_PAGEBUF to say 17 or 18
manually, and there's only one EXPORT_SYMBOL(mark_page_accessed) in
ksyms.h. in ksyms.ver and filemap.ver, the version symbols end up being
different (as can be seen from the above pasting). i tried twice to
change the filemap.ver number to the one that's given in ksyms.ver, and
the when the kernel image builds, it fails.

i'm at rope's end right now, i don't know what to do. oh yeh, and i did
try on vanilla 2.4.21, and it gives me similar errors about "__ver*"
being redefined.


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