gcc error trying to compile the madwifi driver

tom arnall kloro@cox.net
Fri Apr 14 07:40:00 GMT 2006

while trying to compile the madwifi driver, i encountered the following error:

make[2]: Entering directory `/usr/src/kernel-headers-2.6.8-2-386'
  CC [M]  /home/kloro/linux/madwifi-ng/ath_hal/ah_osdep.o
In file included from include/asm/thread_info.h:16,
                 from include/linux/thread_info.h:21,
                 from include/linux/spinlock.h:12,
                 from include/linux/capability.h:45,
                 from include/linux/sched.h:7,
                 from include/linux/module.h:10,
                 from /home/kloro/linux/madwifi-ng/ath_hal/ah_osdep.c:46:
include/asm/processor.h:87: error: array type has incomplete element type
make[3]: *** [/home/kloro/linux/madwifi-ng/ath_hal/ah_osdep.o] Error 1
make[2]: *** [_module_/home/kloro/linux/madwifi-ng/ath_hal] Error 2
make[2]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/kernel-headers-2.6.8-2-386'
make[1]: *** [all] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/kloro/linux/madwifi-ng/ath_hal'
make: *** [modules] Error 1

the offending line - in processor.h  - is:

	extern struct tss_struct init_tss[NR_CPUS];

thanks in advance for your help,

tom arnall
north spit, ca

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