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Fix stdio.h cuserid namespace (bug 19989)
- From: Joseph Myers <joseph at codesourcery dot com>
- To: <libc-alpha at sourceware dot org>
- Date: Mon, 25 Apr 2016 14:34:20 +0000
- Subject: Fix stdio.h cuserid namespace (bug 19989)
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stdio.h declares cuserid if __USE_XOPEN. But this was removed in the
2001 edition of POSIX.
The #endif comment "Use X/Open, but not issue 6." reflects the correct
logic, but does not correspond to the #ifdef. The use of a correct
#if condition was reverted in August 2000 following a discussion on
libc-hacker. The online archives for libc-hacker in August 2000 are
broken, but the messages can be found in the qmail archives in
/sourceware1/qmail/lists-sourceware/libc-hacker/archive/26 if you have
shell access to sourceware.
The issue showed up in August 2000 because of a warning about a
non-prototype definition in sysdeps/posix/cuserid.c when there was no
previous prototype declaration. Since we've now eliminated
non-prototype function definitions, that issue does not apply. The
other points from that discussion were about whether it should be
included in _GNU_SOURCE; whether _GNU_SOURCE should include
"everything"; whether deprecated interfaces such as this should be
excluded from it; and whether, even given exclusion of deprecated
interfaces, it should apply for deprecations in a version of POSIX
that at that time had not been released.
This patch follows the more conservative approach to a fix of keeping
the interface in _GNU_SOURCE. That matches how L_cuserid is handled.
I think there is a strong case for eliminating this interface from
_GNU_SOURCE (but this may not automatically be the case for every
interface removed in newer POSIX versions), but then L_cuserid should
also be removed from _GNU_SOURCE (in stdio-common/stdio_lim.h.in) at
the same time.
Tested for x86_64 and x86 (testsuite, and that installed shared
libraries are unchanged by the patch).
2016-04-25 Joseph Myers <email@example.com>
* libio/stdio.h (cuserid): Do not declare if
[__USE_XOPEN2K && !__USE_GNU].
* conform/Makefile (test-xfail-XOPEN2K8/stdio.h/conform): Remove
diff --git a/conform/Makefile b/conform/Makefile
index 0b5514c..e3baec7 100644
@@ -226,7 +226,6 @@ test-xfail-POSIX2008/signal.h/conform = yes
test-xfail-POSIX2008/sys/socket.h/conform = yes
test-xfail-POSIX2008/sys/wait.h/conform = yes
test-xfail-XOPEN2K8/signal.h/conform = yes
-test-xfail-XOPEN2K8/stdio.h/conform = yes
test-xfail-XOPEN2K8/sys/wait.h/conform = yes
conformtest-cc-flags = -I../include $(+sysdep-includes) $(sysincludes) -I..
diff --git a/libio/stdio.h b/libio/stdio.h
index d8d7fa0..4b66530 100644
@@ -885,7 +885,7 @@ extern char *ctermid (char *__s) __THROW;
#endif /* Use POSIX. */
+#if (defined __USE_XOPEN && !defined __USE_XOPEN2K) || defined __USE_GNU
/* Return the name of the current user. */
extern char *cuserid (char *__s);
#endif /* Use X/Open, but not issue 6. */
Joseph S. Myers