[PATCH,FIXINCLUDES] AIX stdlib.h #define malloc

David Edelsohn dje.gcc@gmail.com
Thu Jun 9 17:49:00 GMT 2016

Hi, Bruce!

I thought about a regex, but the aliases require a full function
signature and the original, narrow context does not provide a function
signature.  If it was just alias XXXalloc as __linux_XXXalloc, it
would be more straight forward.  If there's a convenient way to add
the other information, I'm eager to learn.

Thanks, David

On Thu, Jun 9, 2016 at 1:44 PM, Bruce Korb <bkorb@gnu.org> wrote:
> He's retired, but he ain't dead.
> I think these could be accomplished with a single fix.
> Please try a regex expression in the selection and utilize the selection in
> the replacement.
> I'll look at it when I have time (give me a few days)
> On Thu, Jun 9, 2016 at 10:29 AM, Jeff Law <law@redhat.com> wrote:
>> On 06/09/2016 11:25 AM, David Edelsohn wrote:
>>> AIX has added variants of malloc, realloc, calloc and valloc with
>>> greater compatibility with Linux semantics, especially for NULL
>>> addresses.  The variants are declared in stdlib.h and use #define to
>>> override the normal definition if _LINUX_SOURCE_COMPAT is defined,
>>> e.g.,
>>> #define malloc __linux_malloc
>>> #define calloc __linux_calloc
>>> #define realloc __linux_realloc
>>> #define valloc __linux_valloc
>>> libstdc++-v3 cstdlib specifically undefines a number of stdlib.h macros,
>>> e.g.,
>>> // Get rid of those macros defined in <stdlib.h> in lieu of real
>>> functions.
>>> ...
>>> #undef malloc
>>> #undef realloc
>>> C++ applications on AIX, especially users of BOOST that include
>>> cstdlib, encounter unexpected behavior when the definition of malloc
>>> changes from the expected / requested version.
>>> The following patch updates fixincludes to correct the AIX stdlib.h
>>> header by converting the #define to GCC asm aliases.  I created a
>>> separate fix for each definition because the order is not guaranteed.
>>> Bootstrapped on powerpc-ibm-aix7.1.0.0.  This fixes a recent node.js
>>> build failure on AIX due to additional dependence on BOOST.
>>> Okay for trunk, GCC 6 and GCC 5?
>>> Thanks, David
>>> * inclhack.def (aix_stdlib_malloc): New fix.
>>> (aix_stdlib_realloc): New fix.
>>> (aix_stdlib_calloc): New fix.
>>> (aix_stdlib_valloc): New fix.
>>> * fixincl.x: Regenerate.
>>> * test/base/stdlib.h [AIX_STDLIB_MALLOC]: New test.
>>> [AIX_STDLIB_REALLOC]: New test.
>>> [AIX_STDLIB_CALLOC]: New test.
>>> [AIX_STDLIB_VALLOC]: New test.
>> Wow, fixincludes....    I'm not even sure if Bruce is around anymore...
>> GIven these are conditional on mach= *-*-aix*, I think you can
>> self-approve them.
>> jeff

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