[linux-dvb] compiling on 2.6.28 broken?

Eric Sandeen sandeen at sandeen.net
Wed Jan 14 15:48:40 CST 2009

Andrew Morton wrote:
> On Wed, 14 Jan 2009 15:35:46 -0600
> Eric Sandeen <sandeen at sandeen.net> wrote:
>> Chris Mason wrote:
>>> On Wed, 2009-01-14 at 22:19 +0100, wk wrote:
>> ...
>>>> I cannot fully understand what strace -v outputs (see attachment), but 
>>>> what i see is that 'find' stops after finding a file with d_off = 4294967295
>>>> 4294967295  =  0xFFFFFFFF, adding any number greater that zero will be 
>>>> greater that 32bits, so this could be the reason for the message "value 
>>>> too large".
>>>> I also noticed that i cannot access these files through samba if i boot 
>>>> from 2.6.28 - really strange.
>>>> If i reboot older kernels these are visible in samba again and fully 
>>>> accessible.
>>>> Attached the log from stracing the command which was ivoked by the 
>>>> Makefile from v4l-dvb.
>>>> I guess this is all i could contribute to that problem. Thats stuff for 
>>>> xfs filesystem experts now..
>>> Seems suspect indeed.  Could you please attach the strace for the run
>>> that works on the older kernel?
>> Chris got my attention on this one; you probably want this fix from hch:
>> http://oss.sgi.com/archives/xfs/2009-01/msg00158.html
> Looks likely.  It is below, for anyone who would like to test it.
> It is in linux-next.  Guys, do we plan to merge this into 2.6.29?

It should be merged there, yes.  Was hoping that sgi would request that

> (cc's stable at kernel.org)
> This patch applies OK to 2.6.27 and 2.6.28.  Is it also needed there? 
> If so, it should have had "Cc: <stable at kernel.org>" in the changelog so
> that it doesn't get lost.

It is needed for .28, but should not be needed for .27 AFAIK.


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