Re: [PATCH] STAGING: Comedi: Build only on arches providing PAGE_KERNEL_NOCACHE

From: Kumar Gala
Date: Thu Jun 23 2011 - 08:24:09 EST

On Jun 23, 2011, at 7:02 AM, Ralf Baechle wrote:

> On Thu, Jun 23, 2011 at 12:53:36PM +0100, Martyn Welch wrote:
>> On 23/06/11 12:45, Ralf Baechle wrote:
>>> On architectures that don't define PAGE_KERNEL_NOCACHE, the Comedi driver turns
>>> into tragedy:
>>> CC [M] drivers/staging/comedi/drivers.o
>>> drivers/staging/comedi/drivers.c: In function ‘comedi_buf_alloc’:
>>> drivers/staging/comedi/drivers.c:505:41: error: ‘PAGE_KERNEL_NOCACHE’ undeclared (first use in this function)
>>> drivers/staging/comedi/drivers.c:505:41: note: each undeclared identifier is rep orted only once for each function it appears in
>>> make[3]: *** [drivers/staging/comedi/drivers.o] Error 1
>>> Restrict the driver to only those architectures that define PAGE_KERNEL_NOCACHE.
>>> PAGE_KERNEL_NOCACHE is a kludge - some system architectures such as SGI IP27
>>> are even uable to offer uncached operation - at least in the way an unwitting
>>> driver might assume. I haven't looked in details how the driver is using
>>> the area vmaped with PAGE_KERNEL_NOCACHE but maybe doing it XFS-style using
>>> cached memory and the flush_kernel_vmap_range / invalidate_kernel_vmap_range
>>> APIs in conjunction with the DMA API is a practical alternative.
>>> Signed-off-by: Ralf Baechle <ralf@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>> drivers/staging/comedi/Kconfig | 1 +
>>> 1 files changed, 1 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)
>>> diff --git a/drivers/staging/comedi/Kconfig b/drivers/staging/comedi/Kconfig
>>> index 1502d80..bccdc12 100644
>>> --- a/drivers/staging/comedi/Kconfig
>>> +++ b/drivers/staging/comedi/Kconfig
>>> @@ -2,6 +2,7 @@ config COMEDI
>>> tristate "Data acquisition support (comedi)"
>>> default N
>>> depends on m
>>> + depends on BROKEN || FRV || M32R || MN10300 || SUPERH || TILE || X86
>> I'm sure I got comedi to compile on a 32-bit PPC board not that long ago. Has
>> something changed, or is this just not an exhaustive list?
> (Adding the PPC folks to cc.)
> A "git grep -w PAGE_KERNEL_NOCACHE arch/powerpc/" doesn't find anything so
> I don't think the driver will build there. I don't have a PPC toolchain
> to verify that.

I can verify it fails on PPC as well:

drivers/staging/comedi/drivers.c: In function 'comedi_buf_alloc':
drivers/staging/comedi/drivers.c:505:37: error: 'PAGE_KERNEL_NOCACHE' undeclared (first use in this function)
drivers/staging/comedi/drivers.c:505:37: note: each undeclared identifier is reported only once for each function it appears in

However, we do have a #define for PAGE_KERNEL_NC.

- k--
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