Re: [PATCH v2] fbdev: work around old compiler bug

From: Kyle McMartin
Date: Tue Jun 23 2009 - 12:45:30 EST

On Tue, Jun 23, 2009 at 03:44:28PM +1000, Stephen Rothwell wrote:
> When building with a 4.1.x compiler on powerpc64 (at least) we get
> this error:
> drivers/video/logo/logo_linux_mono.c:81: error: logo_linux_mono causes a section type conflict
> This was introduced by commit ae52bb2384f721562f15f719de1acb8e934733cb
> ("fbdev: move logo externs to header file"). This is a partial revert
> of that commit sufficient to not hit the compiler bug.

We're seeing similar issues with 4.3 on parisc (the case I saw today was
in fs/nfs/nfsroot.c...) Any ideas on the actual culprit or is it just
gcc being unfriendly?

regards, Kyle
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