Re: linux-next: build failure after merge of the block tree

From: Jens Axboe
Date: Tue May 18 2010 - 04:56:23 EST

On Tue, May 18 2010, Stephen Rothwell wrote:
> Hi Jens,
> After merging the block tree, today's linux-next build (powerpc
> ppc64_defconfig) failed like this:
> block/blk-core.c: In function 'laptop_mode_timer_fn':
> block/blk-core.c:503: error: too few arguments to function 'bdi_start_writeback'
> Caused by commit e913fc825dc685a444cb4c1d0f9d32f372f59861 ("writeback:
> fix WB_SYNC_NONE writeback from umount") from the block tree interacting
> with commit 42bd225c0ba7c95af39293d39a950c48e7e5cb23 (""laptop-mode: Make
> flushes per-device" fix") also from the block tree. The merge
> 6205ed4658a0df8c2879519977bbed6853014016 should have changed the code in
> block/blk-core.c that moved from mm/page-writeback.c.
> Mind you, I think that the change to laptop_mode_timer_fn in commit
> e913fc825dc685a444cb4c1d0f9d32f372f59861 was wrong anyway (the 0 should
> have been added at the end, surely).
> I have used the block tree from next-20100517 for today.

Thanks, it looks like a merge/commit error on for-next alone, for-2.6.35
is fine. I'll make sure this gets fixed up now.

Jens Axboe

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