Patchwork 2.6.28-git1 gianfar compile failure (ppc).

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Submitter Andy Fleming
Date Jan. 9, 2009, 6:10 p.m.
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Delegated to: David Miller
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Andy Fleming - Jan. 9, 2009, 6:10 p.m.
On Sun, Dec 28, 2008 at 11:41 PM, Dave Jones <> wrote:
> ERROR: "cacheable_memzero" [drivers/net/gianfar_driver.ko] undefined!
> Introduced in a22823e72a4821ce1d4a248fbd8f5a81795af339
> I guess that needs exporting for when gianfar is modular, but I've no
> idea how to export things from powerpc assembly.
>        Dave

This patch which was posted to linuxppc-dev should fix your bug:

From: Kumar Gala <>
Date: Tue, Jan 6, 2009 at 11:00 PM
Subject: [PATCH] powerpc: Export cacheable_memzero as its now used in a driver

The Freescale PowerPC specific gianfar driver (gig-e) uses
cacheable_memzero for performance reasons we need to export
the symbol to allow the driver to be built as a module.

Signed-off-by: Kumar Gala <>
 arch/powerpc/kernel/ppc_ksyms.c |    1 +
 1 files changed, 1 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)

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diff --git a/arch/powerpc/kernel/ppc_ksyms.c b/arch/powerpc/kernel/ppc_ksyms.c
index dcec132..c8b27bb 100644
--- a/arch/powerpc/kernel/ppc_ksyms.c
+++ b/arch/powerpc/kernel/ppc_ksyms.c
@@ -165,6 +165,7 @@  EXPORT_SYMBOL(timer_interrupt);

 #ifdef CONFIG_PPC32