issues to resolve in that release. Its fine on Ubuntu 10.04 and 10.10
and probably lots of earlier releases, but thought it worth highlighting
some of the blips I found on an RedHat AS4 build:
- If yacc is used, especially older yaccs, a bison construct can lead to a
compile time error. Bison allows "string" tokens, so that on an error
message it doesnt print something ugly, like "Syntax error near DT_OPEN_BRACE".
Unfortunately, old yacc either doesnt reject this or happily accepts a
token like "sizeof" which then causes a #define of sizeof - the keyword,
and causes strange and difficult to diagnose compiler diagnostics.
I will need to put in a yacc/bison detect to handle this.
- INET_ADDRSTRLEN are not being handled properly for older kernels,
when the #define is in a file we are not including.
- The changes for the lockless ioctl() result in backward compile
time problems since neither unlock_ioctl() or compat_ioctl() are available
and the code doesnt default to the old style ioctl(). (The major
difference here is that the old ioctl() callback would have
a 'struct node' and 'struct file' argument, whereas both unlocked_ioctl
and compat_ioctl only pass in a struct file. Some #ifdef's should handle
- Another one or two minor issues.
Keep an eye out on the download page for a new release this weekend.