Re: [PATCH] 2.4.20-rmap15b - compile failure

From: Eyal Lebedinsky (
Date: Fri Dec 13 2002 - 05:55:38 EST

I had a failure building NVIDIA_kernel/nv.c (the nvidia driver):

It uses
        pte = *pte_offset(pg_mid_dir, address);
but this patch removes pte_offset().

1) what is the correct fix (use pte_offset_kernel?)?

2) in general, is it wise to remove pte_offset() or should it
   be left for compatability?

I should clearly say that I am not familiar with the workings of this
patch, but find that it is likely to break drivers that are not in
the kernel tree (assuming you patch them).

Eyal Lebedinsky ( <>
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