Yes. mb() was at the heart of the problem.
I've applied the patches that remove wbflush, and de-configured my .config,
and everything is compiling just fine!
On Fri, Mar 21, 2003 at 11:45:41PM +0100, Hartvig Ekner wrote:
> Hi Juan,
> Juan Quintela wrote:
> > >>>>> "hartvig" == Hartvig Ekner <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > hartvig> I can't see that they are using wbflush in any way. Grepping
> > hartvig> after wbflush through the entire 2.4 tree, it seems wbflush
> > hartvig> is something only present on some dec platforms and then the
> > hartvig> au1000 stuff - which would mean that any driver directly
> > hartvig> calling __wbflush would be unable to compile/load on the
> > hartvig> majority of kernels. Or am I missing something? (I haven't
> > hartvig> been using modules under MIPS at all).
> > Yes, you missed the definition of mb() :p
> > quintela$ grep "mb(" drivers/net/8139* | grep -v rmb | grep -v wmb
> > drivers/net/8139too.c: mb();
> > quintela$
> > hartvig> In fact, I can't find a single file including wbflush.h
> > hartvig> except system.h, and it doesn't look like anybody else should
> > hartvig> directly be including the wbflush.h file, but only use the
> > hartvig> macros in system.h:
> > hartvig> #define wmb() fast_wmb()
> > hartvig> #define rmb() fast_rmb()
> > hartvig> #define mb() wbflush();
> > hartvig> #define iob() wbflush();
> > hartvig> (which are differently defined if there is no WB configured).
> > but WB is configured in :)
> That's the problem! Wb does not need to be configured in, it is a mistake. My
> patch was missing
> the required fixes to the defconfig files, it was only described in the mail.
> So I think the only
> thing missing is a patch to fix all the pb/db defconfig files to look like
> # CONFIG_CPU_ADVANCED is not set
> # CONFIG_CPU_HAS_LLDSCD is not set
> # CONFIG_CPU_HAS_WB is not set
> ... which is the setting also used by all other MIPS32 CPUs. Then everything
> should be ok.
> > quintela$ grep WB arch/mips/defconfig-pb1*
> > arch/mips/defconfig-pb1000:CONFIG_CPU_HAS_WB=y
> > arch/mips/defconfig-pb1100:CONFIG_CPU_HAS_WB=y
> > arch/mips/defconfig-pb1500:CONFIG_CPU_HAS_WB=y
> > quintela$
> > Other thing is that this machine should be using wbflush at all, but
> > that is a different story. I agree with (/me looks in archive),
> > *your* patch removing wbflush for that boards. They are only doing
> > "sync" ond wbflush, and that is the thing that __sync() already does.
> > I.e. If I have to chooses wich patch to integrate, the one exporting
> > __wbflush(), or the one removing it altogether from pb1*, I will
> > choose removing it. It looks superflous.
> > Later, Juan "who don't have that processor, and handwaving is easy".
> > --
> > In theory, practice and theory are the same, but in practice they
> > are different -- Larry McVoy
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