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SubjectRe: 3.8-rc1 build failure with MIPS/SPARSEMEM

On Wed, Dec 26, 2012 at 02:34:35AM +0200, Kirill A. Shutemov wrote:
> On MIPS if SPARSEMEM is enabled we've got this:
> In file included from /home/kas/git/public/linux/arch/mips/include/asm/pgtable.h:552,
> from include/linux/mm.h:44,
> from arch/mips/kernel/asm-offsets.c:14:
> include/asm-generic/pgtable.h: In function ‘my_zero_pfn’:
> include/asm-generic/pgtable.h:466: error: implicit declaration of function ‘page_to_section’
> In file included from arch/mips/kernel/asm-offsets.c:14:
> include/linux/mm.h: At top level:
> include/linux/mm.h:738: error: conflicting types for ‘page_to_section’
> include/asm-generic/pgtable.h:466: note: previous implicit declaration of ‘page_to_section’ was here
> Due header files inter-dependencies, the only way I see to fix it is
> convert my_zero_pfn() for __HAVE_COLOR_ZERO_PAGE to macros.
> Signed-off-by: Kirill A. Shutemov <>

Thanks, this works.

Tested-by: Aaro Koskinen <>

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