Build failure in procfs module

Yar Tikhiy yar at comp.chem.msu.su
Thu Aug 11 15:34:12 GMT 2005


On Thu, Aug 04, 2005 at 12:28:35PM +0400, Boris Samorodov wrote:
> On Mon, 18 Jul 2005 19:19:24 +0400 Yar Tikhiy wrote:
> > On Thu, Jul 14, 2005 at 02:15:07PM +0400, Yar Tikhiy wrote:
> > > 
> > > I ran into a problem that might be triggered by Peter's recent
> > > changes to procfs.  Namely, the buildworld procedure would fail in
> > > the procfs module if MODULES_WITH_WORLD were set.  I noticed it
> > > first in CURRENT and then tested it in a clean environment by
> > > building a freshly CVSup'd RELENG_6 on a freshly installed 5.4-RELEASE,
> > > with MODULES_WITH_WORLD set.  I think it's a route of upgrading
> > > quite a few people will follow.
> > > 
> > > Here's the diagnostics:
[snip]
> > The problem appears to have to do with Peter's changes to procfs:
> > The procfs source files now include opt_compat.h, which is not
> > available by default when building with MODULES_WITH_WORLD set.
> > The attached patch seems to fix the problem in the conventional
> > way.  However, I'm unsure which COMPAT_* options are really needed
> > to the procfs module.  COMPAT_43 should be enough according to my
> > quick examining /sys/fs/procfs.
> 
> Was the case corrected in BETA2? A couple of days ago I upgraded from
> CURRENT (middle of June 2005) to BETA1. The problem existed but the
> patch helped.

Alas, no one has displayed interest in fixing this bug since I left
for vacation.  I committed the fix to CURRENT today although I don't
use procfs, which is a kind of a situation I hate.  MFC to RELENG_6
is due in 3 days.

-- 
Yar


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