Re: massive compile failures w/ 2.5.51 on RH8.0

From: Randy.Dunlap (
Date: Fri Dec 13 2002 - 00:42:39 EST

On Fri, 13 Dec 2002, Dave Jones wrote:

| On Thu, Dec 12, 2002 at 04:06:59PM -0800, Rod Van Meter wrote:
| > At this point I've concluded that something in my setup is busted.
| > Surely this large a fraction of things don't currently fail to even
| > compile?
| This large a fraction of things don't currently compile.
| And don't call me Shirley. 8-)
| Seriously, you got unlucky, and seem to be hitting just about
| every broken driver/filesystem there is in 2.5 right now.
| If you take a look at you'll see that
| most of the compile errors noted there are those that you've
| highlighted.
| Things like Intermezzo don't affect a large proportion of users,
| so remain broken for some time. The framebuffer changes in 2.5.51
| fixed up a whole bunch of problems that had been lingering for
| a while, but there's still a lot of drivers not converted over
| to the new API.
| Compile-time breakage is to be expected in 2.5.x. It's a hard-hat
| area. You may have more luck with 2.5-ac.

and some of these may have patches available for them on lkml.
I know that intermezzo does, from Peter Braam, with a small
follow-up by me, so it's fixable if you want it. Surely (Rod ;).


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