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From: "Randall S. Becker" <>
To: <>, <>
Cc: "'Jeff King'" <>,
	"'SZEDER Gábor'" <>,
	"'Johannes Schindelin via GitGitGadget'" <>,
Subject: [BUG] Unix Builds Requires Pthread Support (was [PATCH v4 00/12] Simple IPC Mechanism)
Date: Mon, 17 May 2021 13:46:46 -0400	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <009d01d74b44$9efe8a60$dcfb9f20$> (raw)

On Wed, 17 Feb 2021 21:48:36, Jeff Hostetler wrote:

>Here is V4 of my "Simple IPC" series. It addresses Gábor's comment WRT
>shutting down the server to make unit tests more predictable on CI servers.

I missed this at the time, but it appears that ipc-unix-socket.c forces a dependency on pthreads for Git under Unix-like platforms.
This is probably not a correct assumption (or likely intended), but causes git to no longer build on NonStop x86 and ia64 as of
2.32.0-rc0. I am not suggesting undoing this, but amending to make the change more sensitive to a lack of pthread support.
pthread_sigmask() showed up as an undefined external:

**** ERROR **** [1210]:
   libgit.a(ipc-unix-socket.o): In function `thread_block_sigpipe':
   ipc-unix-socket.o(.text+0xb87): unresolved reference to pthread_sigmask.

On NonStop, pthread_sigmask is defined in -lput or -lspt, which are not used in our build – and would cause a bunch of other issues
if referenced. The build does define NO_PTHREADS. 

A simple, but probably wrong fix to get the build to work is:

diff --git a/compat/simple-ipc/ipc-unix-socket.c b/compat/simple-ipc/ipc-unix-socket.c
index 38689b278d..07b2c407c1 100644
--- a/compat/simple-ipc/ipc-unix-socket.c
+++ b/compat/simple-ipc/ipc-unix-socket.c
@@ -535,7 +535,9 @@ static void thread_block_sigpipe(sigset_t *old_set)
        sigaddset(&new_set, SIGPIPE);

+#ifndef NO_PTHREADS
        pthread_sigmask(SIG_BLOCK, &new_set, old_set);

But I suspect that this will not perform the desired action associated with blocking the signal, although since we are not in a
threading situation, that might be fine.



-- Brief whoami:
NonStop developer since approximately 211288444200000000
UNIX developer since approximately 421664400
IBM developer since "I'm not talking about it"
-- In my real life, I talk too much.

             reply	other threads:[~2021-05-17 17:47 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 7+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-05-17 17:46 Randall S. Becker [this message]
2021-05-18  8:23 ` Jeff King
2021-05-18 11:21   ` Jeff Hostetler
2021-05-18 12:11     ` Jeff King
2021-05-18 13:55       ` Jeff Hostetler
2021-05-18 13:37   ` Randall S. Becker
2021-05-18 13:59     ` Jeff King

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