[PATCH v2] handle libc implemntations which do not provide `error.h`

Saleem Abdulrasool abdulras@google.com
Fri Aug 27 15:24:16 GMT 2021


I think that this is not exactly ideal, as it will introduce a local
error_message_count in each translation unit, rather than giving it
vague linkage as I had hoped.  I think it may be better to introduce a new
source file here.  I can move the implementation around though.

A second issue is that playing with this further, it doesn't fully resolve
the PR as this only fixes it for libelf (which I realized only recently).

On Fri, Aug 20, 2021 at 1:28 PM Saleem Abdulrasool <abdulras@google.com>
wrote:

> Introduce a configure time check for the presence of `error.h`.  In the
> case that `error.h` is not available, we can fall back to `err.h`.
> Although `err.h` is not a C standard header (it is a BSD extension),
> many libc implementations provide.  If there are targets which do not
> provide an implementation of `err.h`, it would be possible to further
> extend the implementation to be more portable.
>
> This resolves bug #21008.
>
> Signed-off-by: Saleem Abdulrasool <abdulras@google.com>
> ---
>  configure.ac |  3 +++
>  lib/system.h | 26 +++++++++++++++++++++++++-
>  2 files changed, 28 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
>
> diff --git a/configure.ac b/configure.ac
> index 7caff2c5..177bb1a2 100644
> --- a/configure.ac
> +++ b/configure.ac
> @@ -431,6 +431,9 @@ AC_CHECK_DECLS([reallocarray],[],[],
>
>  AC_CHECK_FUNCS([process_vm_readv])
>
> +AC_CHECK_HEADERS([error.h])
> +AC_CHECK_HEADERS([err.h])
> +
>  old_CFLAGS="$CFLAGS"
>  CFLAGS="$CFLAGS -D_GNU_SOURCE"
>  AC_FUNC_STRERROR_R()
> diff --git a/lib/system.h b/lib/system.h
> index 58d9deee..b963fd15 100644
> --- a/lib/system.h
> +++ b/lib/system.h
> @@ -29,8 +29,9 @@
>  #ifndef LIB_SYSTEM_H
>  #define LIB_SYSTEM_H   1
>
> +#include <config.h>
> +
>  #include <errno.h>
> -#include <error.h>
>  #include <stddef.h>
>  #include <stdint.h>
>  #include <sys/param.h>
> @@ -38,8 +39,31 @@
>  #include <byteswap.h>
>  #include <unistd.h>
>  #include <string.h>
> +#include <stdarg.h>
>  #include <stdlib.h>
>
> +#if defined(HAVE_ERROR_H)
> +#include <error.h>
> +#elif defined(HAVE_ERR_H)
> +#include <err.h>
> +
> +static int error_message_count = 0;
> +
> +static inline void error(int status, int errnum, const char *format, ...)
> {
> +  va_list argp;
> +
> +  va_start(argp, format);
> +  verr(status, format, argp);
> +  va_end(argp);
> +
> +  if (status)
> +    exit(status);
> +  ++error_message_count;
> +}
> +#else
> +#error "err.h or error.h must be available"
> +#endif
> +
>  #if __BYTE_ORDER == __LITTLE_ENDIAN
>  # define LE32(n)       (n)
>  # define LE64(n)       (n)
> --
> 2.33.0.rc2.250.ged5fa647cd-goog
>
>


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