Re: linux-next: Tree for Mar 26 (usbcore)

From: Alan Stern
Date: Mon Mar 26 2012 - 16:07:08 EST

On Mon, 26 Mar 2012, Greg KH wrote:

> On Mon, Mar 26, 2012 at 09:58:36AM -0700, Randy Dunlap wrote:
> > On 03/25/2012 09:28 PM, Stephen Rothwell wrote:
> >
> > > Hi all,
> > >
> > > Reminder: please do not add stuff destined for v3.5 to linux-next
> > > included trees/branches until after v3.4-rc1 has been released.
> > >
> > > Changes since 20120323:
> >
> >
> >
> > on x86_64:
> >
> > ERROR: "utf16s_to_utf8s" [drivers/usb/core/usbcore.ko] undefined!
> > ERROR: "usb_speed_string" [drivers/usb/core/usbcore.ko] undefined!
> >
> > Full randconfig file is attached.
> Odd, nothing in the usb core has changed in a while in this area,
> although we might have gotten some core dependancies mixed up for random
> configurations like this.

This is puzzling.

utf16s_to_utf8s is defined in fs/nls/nls_base.c,
which is built according to CONFIG_NLS (in fs/nls/Makefile),
which is selected by CONFIG_USB (in drivers/usb/Kconfig).

But the config that Randy attached had CONFIG_USB set to M and
CONFIG_NLS not set. How is that possible?

usb_speed_string is defined in drivers/usb/usb-common.c,
which is built according to CONFIG_USB_COMMON (in
which defaults to Y if CONFIG_USB_SUPPORT and either

The problem here was that CONFIG_USB_SUPPORT isn't set but CONFIG_USB
is set to M. This used not to be possible, since CONFIG_USB was
defined inside an "if USB_SUPPORT" section. Maybe that got changed and
needs to be fixed (but thinks
it's still not possible). Or maybe Randy's tree is a little out of

Alan Stern

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