On Tue, Jul 15, 2008 at 3:42 AM, Mike Christie <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> Erez Zilber wrote:
>> On Wed, Jul 9, 2008 at 11:22 AM, Erez Zilber <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>>> RHEL 5.2 is based on kernel version 2.6.18, but contains code
>>> that wasn't included in 2.6.18 vanilla. The kernel Makefile uses
>>> 2.6.14-19_compat.patch for it, and this creates compilation errors
>>> of symbol redefinition. We should have a separate compat patch for
>>> RHEL 5.2.
>>> Signed-off-by: Erez Zilber <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
>> Mike,
>> Any news about this patch?
> Sorry for the delay.
> I was trying to make it more generic, because we have similar issues on
> SUSE and we have similar issues on multiple RHEL5 kernels.

OK - what do you suggest?

> I also think you might have sent the wrong patch, or I was not sure what
>  you were trying to fix.
> The problem I hit with distro kernels like RHEL are the following:
> 1. Redefinition of is_power_of_2
> 2. Redefinition of shost_priv
> 3. Redefintion of scsi_set_resid

Note that 2.6.18-92.el5_compat.patch (maybe deserves a better name) is
very similar to 2.6.14-19 except for some functions that I removed
(e.g. is_power_of_2). The kernel Makefile patch uses this compat patch
for RHEL 5.2, so the redefinition problem is solved.


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