Re: linux-next: build failure after merge of the jdelvare-hwmontree

From: Jean Delvare
Date: Sat Jul 16 2011 - 11:34:03 EST

Hi Stephen,

On Sat, 16 Jul 2011 17:06:01 +1000, Stephen Rothwell wrote:
> After merging the jdelvare-hwmon tree, today's linux-next build (x86_64
> allmodconfig) failed like this:
> drivers/hwmon/max1111.c: In function 'max1111_remove':
> drivers/hwmon/max1111.c:213:2: error: incompatible type for argument 1 of 'mutex_destroy'
> include/linux/mutex-debug.h:21:13: note: expected 'struct mutex *' but argument is of type 'struct mutex'
> Caused by commit d2fbca2996a8 ("hwmon: (max1111) Fix race condition
> causing NULL pointer exception"). Missing '&'?

Oh, right, good catch. It went unnoticed so far because mutex_destroy
resolves to nothing unless CONFIG_DEBUG_MUTEXES=y. I plan to submit a
patch turning the empty implementation of mutex_destroy to an inline
function, so that this kind of problem gets caught earlier.

> I have used the jdelvare-hwmon tree from next-20110707 for today.

Problem is fixed now, thanks.

Jean Delvare
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