The longest build error ever, ever, ever seen :) (Re: linux-next: Tree for November 26)

Greg KH gregkh at
Sat Nov 27 16:45:55 UTC 2010

On Sat, Nov 27, 2010 at 09:56:45AM +0100, Zimny Lech wrote:
> Ave!
> 2010/11/26 Stephen Rothwell <sfr at>:
> > Hi all,
> >
> OMG, LOL, this one is awesome :) The longest build error ever, ever,
> ever seen! Fscking awesome, someone gets Guiness World Record :)
>   LD      drivers/staging/built-in.o
> drivers/staging/rtl8192e/built-in.o: In function `rtl8192_setBBreg':
> (.text+0xae00): multiple definition of `rtl8192_setBBreg'
> drivers/staging/rtl8192u/built-in.o:(.text+0xa1a0): first defined here

You built both of these drivers into the kernel, which causes the
problem.  Try building them as modules, or just one as a module, and
that will solve the problem.


greg k-h

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