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mips vs pcmcia - which wins?

To: linux-mips@oss.sgi.com, dhinds@zen.stanford.edu
Subject: mips vs pcmcia - which wins?
From: Jim Freeman <jfree@sovereign.org>
Date: Tue, 23 Jan 2001 09:35:23 -0700
Sender: owner-linux-mips@oss.sgi.com
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The following mips kernel patchlet:

        diff -u --new-file --recursive --exclude-from diff.exclude \
                linux-2.4.0/include/linux/sched.h \
                linux-mips.cvs/include/linux/sched.h
        --- linux-2.4.0/include/linux/sched.h   Thu Jan  4 15:50:47 2001
        +++ linux-mips.cvs/include/linux/sched.h        Wed Jan 10 21:52:59 2001
        @@ -562,6 +562,8 @@
         extern int in_group_p(gid_t);
         extern int in_egroup_p(gid_t);

        +extern void release(struct task_struct * p);
        +
         extern void proc_caches_init(void);
         extern void flush_signals(struct task_struct *);
         extern void flush_signal_handlers(struct task_struct *);



causes i386 builds to fail:

make -C pcmcia modules
make[5]: Entering directory 
`/autobuild/public_html/project/build/rpmdir/BUILD/linux/drivers/pcmcia'
...
cs.c:93: `release' redeclared as different kind of symbol
/autobuild/public_html/project/build/rpmdir/BUILD/linux/include/linux/sched.h:565:
 previous declaration of `release'
cs.c:93: warning: `release' was declared `extern' and later `static'
make[5]: *** [cs.o] Error 1
make[5]: Leaving directory 
`/autobuild/public_html/project/build/rpmdir/BUILD/linux/drivers/pcmcia'
make[4]: *** [_modsubdir_pcmcia] Error 2



with the following i386 config options:

        ...
        CONFIG_HOTPLUG=y

        #
        # PCMCIA/CardBus support
        #
        CONFIG_PCMCIA=m
        # CONFIG_CARDBUS is not set
        # CONFIG_I82365 is not set
        # CONFIG_TCIC is not set
        ...

...jfree

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