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Bug 28530 - matroxfb_base.h has an invalid 'struct display global_disp'
matroxfb_base.h has an invalid 'struct display global_disp'
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Arjan van de Ven
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2001-02-20 21:59 EST by Rex Basham
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:31 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-02-21 03:33:08 EST
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Description Rex Basham 2001-02-20 21:59:48 EST
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.76 [en] (X11; U; Linux 2.4.0-0.99.11 i686)

Genning a kernel with fisher.  It fails in the make modules with a multiply
defined global_disp in matroxfb_accel.o, matroxfb_base.o,
matroxfb_DAC1064.o, and matroxfb_misc.o.  Problem is caused by the 'struct
display global_disp' in the matroxfb_base.h header file.  If you remove the
line from the header file and add it to the matroxfb_base.c file,
everything compiles and runs fine.

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. make config and select frame buffer support for Matrox acceleration
(yeah, I know it's experimental)
2. Select G100/G200/G400/G450 support
3. No for multihead support
4. make dep ; make clean ; make modules ; make modules_install ; make
bzImage ; make install

Actual Results:  It will fail in the make modules step.  With the indicated
header file and c source changes, it works and you get a bootable kernel. 
It seems to be running just fine.

Expected Results:  The compile should have completed without the errors for
multiply defined symbols.
Comment 1 Arjan van de Ven 2001-02-21 03:58:21 EST
This is fixed in the next kernel build. If a kernel version of 2.4.1-0.1.9 or
later doesn't fix it for you, please reopen this bug.

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