Re: util-linux and --enable-raw with recent kernels


Federico Pellegrin
 


Thanks Khem!
Indeed I checked on master but got cheated by the web git interface and I was looking at an older commit :-/
Glad it is the right way to go and already solved on master!

Cheers,
Federico


Il giorno mar 12 ott 2021 alle ore 18:55 Khem Raj <raj.khem@...> ha scritto:


On 10/12/21 9:27 AM, Federico Pellegrin wrote:
>
> Hello,
> Running on a quite recent kernel (5.14.10 from Fedora 34) I've came
> across a problem when building util-linux (2.35.2) native, namely in the
> configure phase:
>
> configure: error: raw selected, but required raw.h header file not available
>

you might want to use latest master, fix that you might find useful is

https://git.openembedded.org/openembedded-core/commit/?id=7f577c10913104860121f682b9b3754870c4db23

> After a bit or research I believe it is due to:
> https://www.mail-archive.com/debian-bugs-dist@.../msg1820154.html
> <https://www.mail-archive.com/debian-bugs-dist@.../msg1820154.html>
>
> Which is related to the change in the recent kernels here:
> https://github.com/torvalds/linux/commit/603e4922f1c81fc2ed3a87b4f91a8d3aafc7e093#diff-10d697dff14540ee1eb6539dcc53b2b88844b6187c1995c0698ba0936754304a
> <https://github.com/torvalds/linux/commit/603e4922f1c81fc2ed3a87b4f91a8d3aafc7e093#diff-10d697dff14540ee1eb6539dcc53b2b88844b6187c1995c0698ba0936754304a>
> where the raw.h file was indeed removed.
>
> As per first link it may not be obvious to fix, and don't see an
> upstream fix for it, but from the Yocto perspective my current
> workaround is basically just to remove "--enable-raw" from the
> EXTRA_OECONF to disable the raw feature.
>
> While the whole image seemed to build fine with this, I'm not very sure
> if that configuration option had a precise use (which maybe it's being
> skipping in my specific build) or not, so I wanted to ask the experts if
> there is any opinion on this and/or should I do a merge request that
> removes it to handle this problem, at least until there is a better
> solution upstream in util-linux?
>
> Many thanks,
> Federico
>
>
>
>

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