Re: [PATCH] STAGING: Comedi: Build only on arches providingPAGE_KERNEL_NOCACHE
From: Ralf Baechle
Date: Thu Jun 23 2011 - 08:03:45 EST
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 âcomedi_buf_allocâ:
> > drivers/staging/comedi/drivers.c:505:41: error: âPAGE_KERNEL_NOCACHEâ 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: *** [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.
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