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SubjectRe: linux-next: build warning after merge of the vfs tree
On Tue, Mar 10, 2020 at 08:36:04AM +0900, Namjae Jeon wrote:
> > On Tuesday 10 March 2020 09:59:18 Stephen Rothwell wrote:
> > > Hi all,
> > >
> > > After merging the vfs tree, today's linux-next build (x86_64
> > > allmodconfig) produced this warning:
> > >
> > > warning: same module names found:
> > > fs/exfat/exfat.ko
> > > drivers/staging/exfat/exfat.ko
> > >
> > > Introduced by commit
> > >
> > > b9d1e2e6265f ("exfat: add Kconfig and Makefile")
> > >
> > > and not fixed by commit
> > >
> > > 1a3c0509ce83 ("staging: exfat: make staging/exfat and fs/exfat
> > > mutually exclusive")
> >
> > Hello Stephen!
> >
> > exfat.ko from fs/exfat subdirectory is a rewrite/cleanup of staging exfat
> > driver. It means that fs/exfat replaces staging/exfat and so after
> > fs/exfat is merged, the old staging/exfat code is not needed anymore.
> >
> > Therefore I think that instead of hacking Kconfig/Makefile files to define
> > mutually exclusivity, it is better to remove staging/exfat code.
> >
> > Removal of old staging code should be easy and should fix this problem.
> Agree.
> Greg, You told me to let me know when fs/exfat gets accepted. Now it's time
> to drop staging/exfat.

Wonderful! I'll go drop it right now, thanks for letting me know!

greg k-h

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