[syslinux] Re: Problem compiling syslinux-3.01

H. Peter Anvin hpa at zytor.com
Tue Jan 4 21:49:19 PST 2005

Terry Chan wrote:
> Peter your fix does, indeed, allow extlinux/extlinux.c to correctly compile on
> my linux box.
> I do wish to point out that from the unmodified tarball for linux-2.4.28.tar.bz2,
> ( available from http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.4/ ) that in the
> file include/linux/fs.h at line 192 you'll find:
> #define BLKGETSIZE64 _IOR(0x12,114,sizeof(u64)) /* return device size in bytes (u64 *arg) */
> As a lowly linux distro worker/volunteer, how should I go about fixing this problem?
> Email the kernel people and tell them their code is ugly ?  :-)  Any other ideas?

First check the 2.4.29 prereleases, if any.  If it's not fixed there, 
send a patch to Marcelo and Cc: linux-kernel at vger.kernel.org.

You can point out that it has been fixed in the 2.6 kernel series.


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