Committed: Complete revert of 2019-08-19, st_atime in libc/include/sys/stat.h

Hans-Peter Nilsson
Tue Feb 16 13:02:12 GMT 2021

The revert-part of the revert-and-fix commit, b99887c4283f a.k.a.
"Revert previous change to sys/stat.h and fix cris libgloss",
apparently intending to revert f75aa6785151 a.k.a. "Fix regression in
cris-elf caused by sys/stat.h change" and fix it in another way,
wasn't complete.  Although the fix-part added the prerequisite "#undef
st_atime" (et al) to gensyscalls, the revert-part didn't revert the
"&& !defined(__cris__)" in sys/stat.h, stopping st_atime (et al) from
being defined.

The effect of the unreverted change is that accessing the struct stat
compatibility member names "st_atime" (et al) as in "struct stat
mystat; mystat.st_atime;" yields errors, observable for example when
building libgfortran in gcc:

/x/gcc/libgfortran/intrinsics/stat.c:114:42: error: 'struct stat' has \
no member named 'st_atime'; did you mean 'st_atim'?
  114 |       sarray->base_addr[8 * stride] = sb.st_atime;
      |                                          ^~~~~~~~
      |                                          st_atim

Trivially fixed by completing the reversion, removing the "&&
!defined(__cris__)" in sys/stat.h.

Beware: the net effect of the earlier related change to struct stat in
sys/stat.h, leading up to the fix, *does* change its definition as a
type.  Thankfully, replacing members like "time_t st_atime; long
st_spare1;" by "struct timespec st_atim;", ditto st_mtim and st_ctim,
is layout-compatible.  To wit, that change is "binary compatible".

Incidentally, related to the simulator / Linux ABI, there's a
transitional stage (see gensyscalls), reloading between "struct stat"
(sys/stat.h) and "struct new_stat" (kernel/simulator) as necessary.

Tested by a cris-elf gcc build (including libgfortran).
 newlib/libc/include/sys/stat.h | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/newlib/libc/include/sys/stat.h b/newlib/libc/include/sys/stat.h
index 722ed0eff131..68f839b3515c 100644
--- a/newlib/libc/include/sys/stat.h
+++ b/newlib/libc/include/sys/stat.h
@@ -50,7 +50,7 @@ struct	stat
-#if !(defined(__svr4__) && !defined(__PPC__) && !defined(__sun__)) && !defined(__cris__)
+#if !(defined(__svr4__) && !defined(__PPC__) && !defined(__sun__))
 #define st_atime st_atim.tv_sec
 #define st_ctime st_ctim.tv_sec
 #define st_mtime st_mtim.tv_sec

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