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Re: PNX8550 fails to compile in 2.6.17-rc4

To: Vitaly Wool <vitalywool@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: PNX8550 fails to compile in 2.6.17-rc4
From: Ralf Baechle <ralf@linux-mips.org>
Date: Sun, 11 Jun 2006 21:54:48 +0100
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On Mon, Jun 12, 2006 at 12:21:57AM +0400, Vitaly Wool wrote:

> 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?

There is a whole number of small problems such as this one but as far
as I look at it all where only simple.

  Ralf

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