[PATCH v1] staging: exfat: fix multiple definition error of `rename_file'

David Gow davidgow at google.com
Thu Dec 5 17:50:59 UTC 2019

On Wed, Dec 4, 2019 at 3:46 PM Brendan Higgins
<brendanhiggins at google.com> wrote:
> `rename_file' was exported but not properly namespaced causing a
> multiple definition error because `rename_file' is already defined in
> fs/hostfs/hostfs_user.c:
> ld: drivers/staging/exfat/exfat_core.o: in function `rename_file':
> drivers/staging/exfat/exfat_core.c:2327: multiple definition of
> `rename_file'; fs/hostfs/hostfs_user.o:fs/hostfs/hostfs_user.c:350:
> first defined here
> make: *** [Makefile:1077: vmlinux] Error 1
> This error can be reproduced on ARCH=um by selecting:
> Add a namespace prefix exfat_* to fix this error.
> Reported-by: Brendan Higgins <brendanhiggins at google.com>
> Signed-off-by: Brendan Higgins <brendanhiggins at google.com>
> Cc: Valdis Kletnieks <valdis.kletnieks at vt.edu>
> Cc: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh at linuxfoundation.org>

Tested-by: David Gow <davidgow at google.com>
Reviewed-by: David Gow <davidgow at google.com>

This works for me: I was able to reproduce the compile error without
this patch, and successfully compile a UML kernel and mount an exfat
fs after applying it.

> ---
>  drivers/staging/exfat/exfat.h       | 4 ++--
>  drivers/staging/exfat/exfat_core.c  | 4 ++--
>  drivers/staging/exfat/exfat_super.c | 4 ++--
>  3 files changed, 6 insertions(+), 6 deletions(-)
> diff --git a/drivers/staging/exfat/exfat.h b/drivers/staging/exfat/exfat.h
> index 2aac1e000977e..51c665a924b76 100644
> --- a/drivers/staging/exfat/exfat.h
> +++ b/drivers/staging/exfat/exfat.h
> @@ -805,8 +805,8 @@ s32 create_dir(struct inode *inode, struct chain_t *p_dir,
>  s32 create_file(struct inode *inode, struct chain_t *p_dir,
>                 struct uni_name_t *p_uniname, u8 mode, struct file_id_t *fid);
>  void remove_file(struct inode *inode, struct chain_t *p_dir, s32 entry);
> -s32 rename_file(struct inode *inode, struct chain_t *p_dir, s32 old_entry,
> -               struct uni_name_t *p_uniname, struct file_id_t *fid);
> +s32 exfat_rename_file(struct inode *inode, struct chain_t *p_dir, s32 old_entry,
> +                     struct uni_name_t *p_uniname, struct file_id_t *fid);
>  s32 move_file(struct inode *inode, struct chain_t *p_olddir, s32 oldentry,
>               struct chain_t *p_newdir, struct uni_name_t *p_uniname,
>               struct file_id_t *fid);

It seems a bit ugly to add the exfat_ prefix to just rename_file,
rather than all of the above functions (e.g., create_dir, remove_file,
etc). It doesn't look like any of the others are causing any issues
though (while, for example, there is another remove_file in
drivers/infiniband/hw/qib/qib_fs.c, it's static, so shouldn't be a

-- David

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