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Re: 2.4.4-pre5 drivers/sgi/char/Makefile

To: Keith Owens <>
Subject: Re: 2.4.4-pre5 drivers/sgi/char/Makefile
From: Ralf Baechle <>
Date: Tue, 24 Apr 2001 11:58:50 -0300
In-reply-to: <12767.988066712@ocs3.ocs-net>; from on Tue, Apr 24, 2001 at 08:58:32AM +1000
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On Tue, Apr 24, 2001 at 08:58:32AM +1000, Keith Owens wrote:

> I am trying to make sense of drivers/sgi/char/Makefile in 2.4.4-pre5.
> export-objs     := newport.o shmiq.o sgicons.o usema.o
> obj-y           := newport.o shmiq.o sgicons.o usema.o streamable.o
> obj-$(CONFIG_SGI_SERIAL)        += sgiserial.o
> obj-$(CONFIG_SGI_DS1286)        += ds1286.o
> obj-$(CONFIG_SGI_NEWPORT_GFX)   += graphics.o rrm.o
> None of newport.o shmiq.o sgicons.o usema.o export any symbols so why
> are they defined as export-objs?  The only object that does export
> symbols is graphics_syms.c and no Makefile refers to that source, it
> appears to be dead.
> I recommend removing all export-objs from drivers/sgi/char/Makefile and
> deleting drivers/sgi/char/graphics_syms.c.

The real fix is one of many patches pending to be merged with Linus ...


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