Re: [PATCH] nds32: Fix build error caused by incomplete configuration flag rename

From: Guenter Roeck
Date: Wed Jun 13 2018 - 17:28:16 EST

On Wed, Jun 13, 2018 at 10:06:13PM +0100, James Hogan wrote:
> Thanks Guenter,
> On Wed, Jun 13, 2018 at 12:43:52PM -0700, Guenter Roeck wrote:
> > without making the matching changes in arch/nds32.
> Well, thats a little misleading. The commit in question was applied
> based on 4.17-rc2 a month *before* commit aeaa7af744fa ("nds32: lib: To
> use generic lib instead of libgcc to prevent the symbol undefined
> issue.") raced and overtook it and was merged in time for final 4.17, so
> technically it was only when the two recently came together in merge
> commit 763f96944c95 ("Merge tag 'mips_4.18' of
> git://") that it was a
> problem.
> Incidentally, is anybody building linux-next for nds32? (I could have
> asked Linus to fix this up in the merge commit had I known).

Yes, me, and I had mentioned the failure a while ago in some e-mail exchange
talking about testing on -next. I did not have time to bisect, though.
Also, I rarely report problems in -next anymore after some less than friendly
reactions. One always risks something like "You should have checked branch <x>
of repository <y> before bugging me with this report", which is especially
annoying if the branch in question is not pulled into -next. People can always
check if they are interested in the status
of various branches.

> > Fixes: e3d5980568f ("lib: Rename compiler intrinsic selects to GENERIC_LIB_*")
> Perhaps this would be more accurate?:
> Fixes: 763f96944c95 ("Merge tag 'mips_4.18' of git://")
> > - select GENERIC_ASHLDI3
> > - select GENERIC_ASHRDI3
> > - select GENERIC_LSHRDI3
> > + select GENERIC_LIB_ASHLDI3
> > + select GENERIC_LIB_ASHRDI3
> > + select GENERIC_LIB_LSHRDI3
> > select GENERIC_CMPDI2
> > select GENERIC_MULDI3
> > select GENERIC_UCMPDI2
> These 3 were renamed also.

Good point. Maybe someone else can take it from here to find a more
politically correct wording of the patch description ?