This is the mail archive of the mailing list for the GDB project.

Index Nav: [Date Index] [Subject Index] [Author Index] [Thread Index]
Message Nav: [Date Prev] [Date Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next]
Other format: [Raw text]

Re: [RFA/gdbserver] Provide dummy readlink on systems where routine is not available.

> Date: Fri, 3 Feb 2012 16:30:30 +0400
> From: Joel Brobecker <>
> Cc:
> Another revised version, with 2 small changes:
>   - The pre-processor condition used to determine whether we need to
>     declare readlink in gdb_readlink.h or not was wrong. Somehow,
>     HAVE_ macros and HAVE_DECL_ macros are handled differently.
>   - I forgot to update hostio.c's dependency on gdb_readlink.h
>     in the Makefile.
> Both issues now fixed, and new patch attached.

If memory serves, Pedro was against this when I suggested it.

> +   This function return -1 (error) and sets errno to ENOSYS to indicate
> +   that this function is not implemented.  The caller should be prepared
> +   to recover from that.  */

But the function in fact returns EINVAL:

> +ssize_t
> +readlink(const char *path, char *buf, size_t bufsiz)
> +{
> +  errno = EINVAL;
> +  return -1;
> +}

I cannot resist re-iterating my original suggestion: test the file for
existence, return ENOENT if it doesn't exist, and otherwise return
EINVAL, meaning that the file is not a link.

Or just use the readlink module from gnulib, which does exactly that.

Index Nav: [Date Index] [Subject Index] [Author Index] [Thread Index]
Message Nav: [Date Prev] [Date Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next]