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Condition signal.h inclusion in sys/wait.h (bug 21560)

sys/wait.h includes signal.h unconditionally.  But the permission to
do so is UX-shaded in XPG4.2, and XSI-shaded in POSIX before 2008, so
this should not be unconditional.  This patch fixes this
conservatively: the include is kept, but conditioned on the standards
that permit it (meaning it is still present by default, because
non-XSI POSIX.1:2008 is enabled by default).  <bits/types.h> is now
included unconditionally to provide the required definition of
__pid_t; it was previously included via <signal.h>.  Some standards
require pid_t to be defined here, and all allow it to be defined here;
previously defined via <signal.h>, it's now defined directly in this

Tested for x86_64.  This does not fix any of the sys/wait.h
conformtest failures, but substantially reduces the number of
namespace failures for sys/wait.h for XPG4 and POSIX.

2017-06-09  Joseph Myers  <>

	[BZ #21560]
	* posix/sys/wait.h: Condition include of <signal.h> on
	[__USE_XOPEN_EXTENDED || __USE_XOPEN2K8].  Include <bits/types.h>
	[!__pid_t_defined] (pid_t): Define typedef.

diff --git a/posix/sys/wait.h b/posix/sys/wait.h
index d5b7e4d..909979b 100644
--- a/posix/sys/wait.h
+++ b/posix/sys/wait.h
@@ -26,7 +26,15 @@
-#include <signal.h>
+#include <bits/types.h>
+#ifndef __pid_t_defined
+typedef __pid_t pid_t;
+# define __pid_t_defined
+#if defined __USE_XOPEN_EXTENDED || defined __USE_XOPEN2K8
+# include <signal.h>
 /* These macros could also be defined in <stdlib.h>.  */
 #if !defined _STDLIB_H || (!defined __USE_XOPEN && !defined __USE_XOPEN2K8)
@@ -98,7 +106,6 @@ extern __pid_t waitpid (__pid_t __pid, int *__stat_loc, int __options);
 #if defined __USE_XOPEN || defined __USE_XOPEN2K8
 # ifndef __id_t_defined
-#  include <bits/types.h>
 typedef __id_t id_t;
 #  define __id_t_defined
 # endif

Joseph S. Myers

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