Re: [PATCH V2 1/2] Revert "ssb: Prevent build of PCI host features in module"

From: Kalle Valo
Date: Sat May 12 2018 - 03:50:57 EST

Larry Finger <Larry.Finger@xxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:

> On 05/11/2018 05:13 AM, Kalle Valo wrote:
>> RafaÅ MiÅecki <zajec5@xxxxxxxxx> writes:
>>> On 11 May 2018 at 11:17, RafaÅ MiÅecki <zajec5@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>>> From: RafaÅ MiÅecki <rafal@xxxxxxxxxx>
>>>> This reverts commit 882164a4a928bcaa53280940436ca476e6b1db8e.
>>>> Above commit added "SSB = y" dependency to the wrong symbol
>>>> selected when needed. PCI core driver for core running in clienthost
>>>> mode is important for bus initialization. It's perfectly valid scenario
>>>> to have ssb built as module and use it with buses on PCI cards.
>>>> This fixes regression that affected all *module* users with PCI cards.
>>>> Bugzilla:
>>>> Signed-off-by: RafaÅ MiÅecki <rafal@xxxxxxxxxx>
>>> As these patches fix regression/build error, I believe both should get
>>> into 4.17.
>> How much confidence do we have that we don't need to end up reverting
>> patch 2 as well? I rather be pushing patch 2 to 4.18 so that there's
>> more time for testing and waiting for feedback.
> Although I do not have the hardware to test the builds, I worked
> closely with the OP in the bug at b.r.c noted above. From that effort,
> it became clear what configuration variables were missing to cause the
> x86 failures. Patch 2 satisfies the requirement, and prevents the
> build problems found by the MIPS users. Both patches are needed in
> 4.17.

And I assume Michael is ok with this approach as well as I haven't heard
from him. I'll then push both of these to 4.17.

Kalle Valo