Re: [PATCH] drivers/firmware: fix sysfb depends to prevent build failures

From: Linus Walleij
Date: Tue Aug 10 2021 - 08:51:41 EST

On Thu, Jul 22, 2021 at 6:42 AM Javier Martinez Canillas
<javierm@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> The Generic System Framebuffers support is built when the COMPILE_TEST
> option is enabled. But this wrongly assumes that all the architectures
> declare a struct screen_info.
> This is true for most architectures, but at least the following do not:
> arc, m68k, microblaze, openrisc, parisc and s390.
> By attempting to make this compile testeable on all architectures, it
> leads to linking errors as reported by the kernel test robot for parisc:
> All errors (new ones prefixed by >>):
> hppa-linux-ld: drivers/firmware/sysfb.o: in function `sysfb_init':
> (.init.text+0x24): undefined reference to `screen_info'
> >> hppa-linux-ld: (.init.text+0x28): undefined reference to `screen_info'
> To prevent these errors only allow sysfb to be built on systems that are
> going to need it, which are x86 BIOS and EFI.
> The EFI Kconfig symbol is used instead of (ARM || ARM64 || RISC) because
> some of these architectures only declare a struct screen_info if EFI is
> enabled. And also, because the sysfb code is only used for EFI on these
> architectures. For !EFI the "simple-framebuffer" device is registered by
> OF when parsing the Device Tree Blob (if a DT node for this is defined).
> Reported-by: kernel test robot <lkp@xxxxxxxxx>
> Signed-off-by: Javier Martinez Canillas <javierm@xxxxxxxxxx>

Reviewed-by: Linus Walleij <linus.walleij@xxxxxxxxxx>

I don't know who picks up firmware patches though, I would send them
to soc@xxxxxxxxxx if nothing else works.

Linus Walleij