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Bug 239393 - external kernel modules (with smp specific code) don't compile with linux-2.6.27-rc7 (e.g. x11-drivers/ati-drivers)
Summary: external kernel modules (with smp specific code) don't compile with linux-2.6...
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: New packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: High normal (vote)
Assignee: Luca Barbato
Depends on:
Reported: 2008-10-03 05:26 UTC by Thomas Raschbacher
Modified: 2009-02-12 08:37 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

See Also:
Package list:
Runtime testing required: ---

x11-drivers/ati-drivers-8.522 patch for 2.6.27-rc7 (ati-2.6.27.patch,1.96 KB, patch)
2008-10-03 05:28 UTC, Thomas Raschbacher
Details | Diff
x11-drivers/ati-drivers-8.53 patch for 2.6.27-rc7 (ati-2.6.27.patch,1.57 KB, patch)
2008-10-03 05:29 UTC, Thomas Raschbacher
Details | Diff

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Description Thomas Raschbacher gentoo-dev 2008-10-03 05:26:46 UTC
2 (maybe more but that's what I found) functions did have -not used- parameters removed:
on_each_cpu -- 3rd parameter (retry) removed because not used
smp_call_function -- 3rd parameter (retry) removed because not used

I made patches for x11-drivers/ati-drivers-8.522 and 8.532 - will make one for vmware-server if I get a chance as well. duno about other modules. linuxwacom for example doesn't have smp specific code
Comment 1 Thomas Raschbacher gentoo-dev 2008-10-03 05:28:00 UTC
Created attachment 167056 [details, diff]
x11-drivers/ati-drivers-8.522 patch for 2.6.27-rc7
Comment 2 Thomas Raschbacher gentoo-dev 2008-10-03 05:29:03 UTC
Created attachment 167058 [details, diff]
x11-drivers/ati-drivers-8.53 patch for 2.6.27-rc7

thse patches just need to be applied at the end of src_unpack (saving myself adding a patch for the ebuilds as it's a one-liner
Comment 3 Thomas Raschbacher gentoo-dev 2008-10-03 05:30:32 UTC
CCing kernel,vmware and ati-drivers maintainers
Comment 4 Mike Pagano gentoo-dev 2008-10-03 12:48:34 UTC
Not sure how we got assigned this as it refers to external modules that taint the kernel. Reassigning to maintainer of the package that the patches refer too.

Though from my experience, ATI will eventually release a version of catalyst that compiles on 2.6.27.  They usually just take longer than Nvidia.

Comment 5 Thomas Raschbacher gentoo-dev 2009-02-12 08:37:15 UTC
there is a new version already .. actually has been for a while (although the darn thing still crashes on my laptop ...)
closing as wontfix..