Re: 2.6.27-rc6-mmotm0913 build error - fs-sysfs-dirc-remove-unused-__sysfs_get_dentry.patch

From: Eric W. Biederman
Date: Mon Sep 15 2008 - 14:25:24 EST

Valdis.Kletnieks@xxxxxx writes:

> Trying to build 2.6.27-rc6-mmotm0913 dies a horrid death:
> CC fs/sysfs/dir.o
> fs/sysfs/dir.c: In function sysfs_mv_dir:
> fs/sysfs/dir.c:993: error: implicit declaration of function
> __sysfs_get_dentry
> fs/sysfs/dir.c:993: warning: assignment makes pointer from integer without a
> cast
> make[2]: *** [fs/sysfs/dir.o] Error 1
> make[1]: *** [fs/sysfs] Error 2
> make: *** [fs] Error 2
> Diagnosis: Andrew added fs-sysfs-dirc-remove-unused-__sysfs_get_dentry.patch,
> but somebody (Eric? was touching a lot of sysfs) in linux-next.patch added a
> new user in sysfs_mv_dir.

Thanks that is a very helpful diagnosis.

> Looks like people need to get on the same page about that patch?

Greg stopped halfway through merging my patchset earlier, so I'm
guessing that is why __sysfs_get_dentry looked unused.

As seen above I really did use that function ;) So a patch
to remove it is the wrong thing.

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