Re: linux-next: build failure after merge of the akpm tree

From: Andrew Morton
Date: Tue Oct 23 2012 - 15:44:06 EST

On Tue, 23 Oct 2012 14:42:21 +1100
Stephen Rothwell <sfr@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Hi Andrew,
> After merging the akpm tree, today's linux-next build (powerpc
> ppc64_defconfig) failed like this:
> kernel/printk/printk_syslog.c: In function 'printk_syslog_print':
> kernel/printk/printk_syslog.c:108:3: error: implicit declaration of function 'copy_to_user' [-Werror=implicit-function-declaration]
> kernel/printk/printk_syslog.c: In function 'do_syslog':
> kernel/printk/printk_syslog.c:245:3: error: implicit declaration of function 'access_ok' [-Werror=implicit-function-declaration]
> kernel/printk/printk_syslog.c:245:18: error: 'VERIFY_WRITE' undeclared (first use in this function)
> kernel/printk/printk_syslog.c:245:18: note: each undeclared identifier is reported only once for each function it appears in
> Caused by commit 598815e5f25f ("printk: add printk_syslog.c and .h").
> Presumably missing an (or some) include files - see Rule 1 in
> Documentation/SubmitChecklist.
> I have reverted that commit for today (and the following commit
> 2cf91e0e4b9f ("printk: move kmsg_dump functions to separate file")).

I'll add the include.

btw, what's up with printk_syslog.h? It includes two header files which it
doesn't need but fails to include the two it *does* need: printk_log.h
and types.h.

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