On Wed, Mar 7, 2018 at 11:40 AM, Sergey Senozhatsky
> On (03/07/18 09:46), Arnd Bergmann wrote:
>> > When is this going to happen? 4.17?
>> Originally I planned to wait a few more releases, but the last maintainer
>> has commented that he will now send a patch for immediate removal,
>> so 4.17 is almost certain at this point.
> Would be great to get it removed as soon as possible then. Otherwise we
> will get broken blackfin build errors from Stephen (or would need to hold
> off Dave's patch).
You could also add a patch to your tree that removes the blackfin
dump_stack() function, or we could ask Stephen and the other
people operating build bots to stop building blackfin right now
(they will have to do that anyway once the arch gets removed).
>> With your patch, I would actually expect the lib/dump_stack.o file
>> to still not be picked up, so now you have a missing EXPORT_SYMBOL()
>> on the two unusual architectures until the point when you add another
>> (referenced) symbol to it.
> Interesting point. Didn't check it. But I checked that we have at least
> one reference to lib/dump_stack from every arch so __weak could work its
> magic. The function is show_regs_print_info(). AFAICT, every arch calls
> it (we have it in lib/dump_stack now, so we will link with lib/dump_stack).
> Anyway, I'll be happy to drop my patch. Thanks for taking a look.
Ah, right, that is after your second patch. So after the first one, it might
be broken, but the follow-up patch fixes it.
Since lib/dump_stack.c is mandatory then, I would suggest making it
obj-y and moving it out of lib/ into kernel/printk/.