Re: linux-next: build failure after merge of the final tree (scsi-post-mergetree related)

From: Mike Christie
Date: Mon Aug 02 2010 - 15:06:32 EST

On 08/02/2010 01:59 PM, Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk wrote:
On Mon, Aug 02, 2010 at 12:46:12PM -0500, Mike Christie wrote:
On 08/02/2010 11:54 AM, James Bottomley wrote:
missing linux-scsi added to cc list.

On Tue, 2010-08-03 at 02:47 +1000, Stephen Rothwell wrote:
Hi all,

On Tue, 3 Aug 2010 02:44:45 +1000 Stephen Rothwell<sfr@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

After merging the final tree, today's linux-next build (powerpc
failed like this:

ERROR: ".iscsi_boot_destroy_kset" [drivers/scsi/be2iscsi/be2iscsi.ko]
ERROR: ".iscsi_boot_create_host_kset"
[drivers/scsi/be2iscsi/be2iscsi.ko] undefined!
ERROR: ".iscsi_boot_create_target" [drivers/scsi/be2iscsi/be2iscsi.ko]
ERROR: ".iscsi_boot_create_initiator"
[drivers/scsi/be2iscsi/be2iscsi.ko] undefined!
ERROR: ".iscsi_boot_create_ethernet" [drivers/scsi/be2iscsi/be2iscsi.ko]

Caused by commit a33e2a708b2e83ee6111e45c8d3d49a112c3c887 ("[SCSI]
be2iscsi: Add support for iscsi boot"). For some reason, commit
ed94aa526655d915076dcdbbf4fc962b2a67fcb5 ("[SCSI] be2iscsi: select
ISCSI_BOOT_SYSFS") was not sufficient to make sure that
CONFIG_ISCSI_BOOT_SYSFS is defined for this build.

It turns out that drivers/firmware/Kconfig is only included on x86, ia64
and blackfin.

OK, we need to turn this around then and make be2iscsi only use iscsi
boot if it's enabled ... that's going to be some fun #ifdefing in the

I think my mistake was to put iscsi_boot_sysfs in drivers/firmware. The

Yikes. Last minute change, eh?

I do not know what you mean. The patches always had iscsi_boot_sysfs in the firmware dir. You mean this is a last minute change?

interface is generic and should be used on any arch and with anything
(ibft or iscsi driver) that wants to export iscsi boot info. The
attached patch moves iscsi_boot_sysfs to drivers/scsi. It was made over
linux-next. I have only compile tested it.

did you compile test it with the x86 native iBFT driver?


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