ltp testcase (signal_test_04.c) build failure after commit ae9e3f46520c35dd77f7f2a26f789a94276e6a8c

Filippo ARCIDIACONO filippo.arcidiacono at
Tue Sep 10 10:19:10 UTC 2013

On 9/10/2013 7:29 AM, Rich Felker wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 29, 2013 at 03:02:22PM +0200, Filippo ARCIDIACONO wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Building ltp testsuite it fails when try to build signal_test_04.c with the
>> the following error:
>> In file included from signal_test_04.c:85:0:
>> /usr/include/sys/wait.h:116:22: error: unknown type name '__WAIT_STATUS'
>> In file included from signal_test_04.c:85:0:
>> /usr/include/sys/wait.h:169:23: error: unknown type name '__WAIT_STATUS'
>> /usr/include/sys/wait.h:175:38: error: unknown type name '__WAIT_STATUS'
>> signal_test_04.c: In function 'main':
>> signal_test_04.c:203:2: warning: implicit declaration of function
>> 'wait' [-W
>> signal_test_04.c:205:2: warning: implicit declaration of function 'WIFSIGNAL
>> signal_test_04.c:206:3: warning: implicit declaration of function 'WTERMSIG'
>> make[4]: *** [signal_test_04] Error 1
>> I try to explain what happening.
>> When stdlib.h is included by the test to get the needed stuff it
>> isn't included
>> because  it has been silently included, by bits/sched.h, in the
>> inclusion chain of stdio.h.
>> Follow the header included by the test:
>> #include <stdio.h>
>> #include <string.h>
>> #ifdef _LINUX_
>> #define __USE_XOPEN
>> #endif
>> #include <unistd.h>
>> #include <stdlib.h>
>> #include <sys/signal.h>
>> #include <sys/wait.h>
>> #include <errno.h>
> This code is utter nonsense. __USE_XOPEN is an _internal_ glibc/uClibc
> macro defined by features.h. Any program defining this macro itself is
> plain wrong. Moreover, if fixing it to use the correct feature test
> macro (_XOPEN_SOURCE), all feature test macros must be defined
> _before_ any system headers are included. You can't include some
> system headers, then define some feature test macros, then include
> more headers.
Ok. Thanks for clarification.
I though the ltp test was wrong, but I was mislead compiling the same 
code using glibc
the test compile fine and I wondered if it could be fixed using 
__need_malloc_and_calloc macro.
I'll post a patch in ltp mailing list to fix this test using 
_XOPEN_SOURCE macro as you suggest.
something like:

diff --git a/testcases/kernel/ipc/ipc_stress/signal_test_04.c 
index f4d7e68..4d4010e 100644
--- a/testcases/kernel/ipc/ipc_stress/signal_test_04.c
+++ b/testcases/kernel/ipc/ipc_stress/signal_test_04.c
@@ -74,11 +74,9 @@
  | |

+#define _XOPEN_SOURCE 500
  #include <stdio.h>
  #include <string.h>
-#ifdef _LINUX_
-#define __USE_XOPEN
  #include <unistd.h>
  #include <stdlib.h>
  #include <sys/signal.h>

> Rich

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