Re: [PATCH] Fix compile error in arch/x86/kernel/syscall_64.c

From: H. Peter Anvin
Date: Wed Dec 03 2008 - 13:00:47 EST

Jody McIntyre wrote:
> 1965aae3c98397aad957412413c07e97b1bd4e64 broke compilation on one of my
> systems:
> CC arch/x86/kernel/syscall_64.o
> arch/x86/kernel/syscall_64.c:27: error: array index in initializer exceeds array bounds
> arch/x86/kernel/syscall_64.c:27: error: (near initialization for âsys_call_tableâ)
> arch/x86/kernel/syscall_64.c:27: warning: excess elements in array initializer
> arch/x86/kernel/syscall_64.c:27: warning: (near initialization for âsys_call_tableâ)
> make[1]: *** [arch/x86/kernel/syscall_64.o] Error 1
> make: *** [arch/x86/kernel/syscall_64.o] Error 2
> Reverting only the parts of the commit that change ASM_X86__UNISTD_64_H
> to _ASM_X86_UNISTD_64_H fixes the problem. Patch below.
> I have no idea what's going on here. Compiler bug?

Okay, this makes no sense whatsoever. Could you send me the following:

a. the .config you're using;
b. what kernel headers do you have in /usr/include
(if you installed the old ones with the broken header guards
with "make headers_install", then your development environment
is broken);
c. "make arch/x86/kernel/syscall_64.i".

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