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Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH] configure: Make epoll_create1 test work around

From: Blue Swirl
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH] configure: Make epoll_create1 test work around SPARC glibc bug
Date: Tue, 19 Apr 2011 22:59:07 +0300

On Tue, Apr 19, 2011 at 10:48 PM, Peter Maydell
<address@hidden> wrote:
> On 19 April 2011 20:37, Blue Swirl <address@hidden> wrote:
>> On Tue, Apr 19, 2011 at 11:57 AM, Peter Maydell
>> <address@hidden> wrote:
>>> Work around a SPARC glibc bug which caused the epoll_create1 configure
>>> test to wrongly claim that the function was present. Some versions of
>>> SPARC glibc provided the function in the library but didn't declare
>>> it in the include file; the result is that gcc warns about an implicit
>>> declaration but a link succeeds. So we build the configure test with
>>> -Werror to avoid the test passing but then a -Werror qemu build
>>> failing.
>> But then epoll would not be used.
> I think that's fine -- on a system which isn't advertising epoll
> in its include files we shouldn't be trying to use it. It might
> be buggy, or not the same function at all, for instance.
> Anybody who actually cares about epoll can upgrade their libc :-)

Maybe epoll is not so interesting as madvise.

But the check is not very specific, there could be some unrelated
warning with the headers. How about checking in the compiled file for
for example EPOLLIN, that should give a clear build failure if the
header is missing?

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