gdb-7.4 bfin simulator fails to build on Fedora 17

Ralf Corsepius ralf.corsepius@rtems.org
Wed Jan 25 06:18:00 GMT 2012


On 01/24/2012 09:59 PM, Mike Frysinger wrote:
> On Tuesday 24 January 2012 12:56:15 Ralf Corsepius wrote:
>> gdb-7.4's bfin simulator fails to build for bfin-rtems* targets on
>> Fedora 17/RH rawhide:
>>
>> ....
>> In file included from /usr/include/linux/ethtool.h:17:0,
>>                    from /usr/include/linux/mii.h:12,
>>                    from ../../../gdb-7.4/sim/bfin/dv-eth_phy.c:31:
>> /usr/include/linux/if_ether.h:130:2: error: unknown type name '__be16'
>> In file included from /usr/include/linux/mii.h:12:0,
>>                    from ../../../gdb-7.4/sim/bfin/dv-eth_phy.c:31:
>> /usr/include/linux/ethtool.h:21:2: error: unknown type name '__u32'
>> /usr/include/linux/ethtool.h:22:2: error: unknown type name '__u32'
>> /usr/include/linux/ethtool.h:23:2: error: unknown type name '__u32'
>> /usr/include/linux/ethtool.h:28:2: error: unknown type name '__u8'
>> /usr/include/linux/ethtool.h:29:2: error: unknown type name '__u8'
>> /usr/include/linux/ethtool.h:30:2: error: unknown type name '__u8'
>> /usr/include/linux/ethtool.h:31:2: error: unknown type name '__u8'
>> /usr/include/linux/ethtool.h:32:2: error: unknown type name '__u8'
>> /usr/include/linux/ethtool.h:33:2: error: unknown type name '__u8'
>> /usr/include/linux/ethtool.h:34:2: error: unknown type name '__u32'
>> /usr/include/linux/ethtool.h:35:2: error: unknown type name '__u32'
>> ...
>>
>> The same configuration builds fine for Fedora 15/16 and openSUSE-11.4/12.1.
>>
>>   From what I gather, the bfin simulator chokes upon kernel header
>> incompatiblities.
>
> hmm, in linux-3.2 (and older), linux/mii.h doesn't include anything else.
> seems linux-3.3-rc1 has started including linux/ethtool.h too.  however, that
> is unnecessary for userspace, so i'll probably send a patch to move the
> include to __KERNEL__.
>
> dv-eth_phy.c has some hacks in it to make it build with even older kernel
> headers.  maybe i should have it just not build that driver on older systems
> rather than try to support it ...

FWIW: With the patch below applied, gdb-7.4's bfin simulator at least 
builds for me (--target=bfin-rtems4.11) for Centos-{5,6}-{i386,x86_64}, 
fedora-{15,16,17}-{i386,x86_64} and openSUSE-{11.4,12.1}-{i586,x86_64}.

Seems to me, as if some of the hacks aren't required on any of these 
distros and harmful on bleeding edge distros ;)

Ralf
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