Re: [PATCH] STAGING: Comedi: Build only on arches providingPAGE_KERNEL_NOCACHE

From: Ralf Baechle
Date: Thu Jun 23 2011 - 11:07:13 EST

On Thu, Jun 23, 2011 at 07:10:29AM -0500, Kumar Gala wrote:

> > (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.

Do you think this driver in it's current stage is so valuable that some
ifdefery to get it to work on PPC is the way to go?

IA-64 has PAGE_KERNEL_UC, so basically the same question for IA-64, too.

But preferably the driver should be sorted out properly and until the v1
of my patch which disables it on all architectures that don't provide a
PAGE_KERNEL_NOCACHE definition will do just fine.

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