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Re: PNX8550 fails to compile in 2.6.17-rc4

To: "Ralf Baechle" <ralf@linux-mips.org>
Subject: Re: PNX8550 fails to compile in 2.6.17-rc4
From: "Vitaly Wool" <vitalywool@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 12 Jun 2006 00:21:57 +0400
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Hello Ralf,

On 6/7/06, Ralf Baechle <ralf@linux-mips.org> wrote:
> This seems to be one of the serial bits for the ip3106 which must have
> been lost on the way to kernel.org.  Unfortunately the original author
> does no longer take care of the code.  I just took a stab at the PNX8550
> code and it has a significant number of other problems.  All small in
> the sum large enough such that I will mark PNX8550 support broken.
 
I took an attempt to compile 2.6.16.20 kernel from linux-mips.org for PNX8550 and it went a little further but also failed soon:
 
  CC      arch/mips/philips/pnx8550/common/platform.o
/home/vital/work/opensource/linux-2.6.16.20/arch/mips/philips/pnx8550/common/platform.c:101 : error: variable `pnx8550_usb_ohci_device' has initializer but incomplete type
/home/vital/work/opensource/linux-2.6.16.20/arch/mips/philips/pnx8550/common/platform.c:102 : error: unknown field `name' specified in initializer
/home/vital/work/opensource/linux-2.6.16.20/arch/mips/philips/pnx8550/common/platform.c:102 : warning: excess elements in struct initializer
/home/vital/work/opensource/linux-2.6.16.20/arch/mips/philips/pnx8550/common/platform.c:102 : warning: (near initialization for `pnx8550_usb_ohci_device')
/home/vital/work/opensource/linux-2.6.16.20/arch/mips/philips/pnx8550/common/platform.c:103 : error: unknown field `id' specified in initializer
/home/vital/work/opensource/linux-2.6.16.20/arch/mips/philips/pnx8550/common/platform.c:103 : warning: excess elements in struct initializer
...
/home/vital/work/opensource/linux-2.6.16.20/arch/mips/philips/pnx8550/common/platform.c:101: error: storage size of `pnx8550_usb_ohci_device' isn't known
/home/vital/work/opensource/linux-2.6.16.20/arch/mips/philips/pnx8550/common/platform.c:112: error: storage size of `pnx8550_uart_device' isn't known
make[2]: *** [arch/mips/philips/pnx8550/common/platform.o] Error 1
make[1]: *** [arch/mips/philips/pnx8550/common] Error 2
make: *** [vmlinux] Error 2
 
Does it make sense to try to fix those? Or will it only result in more errore showing up next?
 
Best regards,
   Vitaly

 
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