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bug #32087: libpthread linkage detection on Solaris

Submitted by:  Peter FELECAN <pfelecan>
Submitted on:  Mon 10 Jan 2011 10:31:30 AM UTC  
Votes:  1  
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Mon 10 Jan 2011 10:31:30 AM UTC, original submission:

While I package gdb on Solaris 10 for the Open CSW project
(http://www.opencsw.org/) I found that the dynamic detection for
linking with pthread library by creating an ephemeral thread triggers
an assertion in gdb's thread management. This is clearly a bug in gdb
which I'll report on the corresponding system.

However, this behavior can be avoided by changing the detection

Solaris 9 and previous had an issue with defining the POSIX thread
related symbols in libc but with non operational code. For this
reason, a test in the configure process is made in
gettext-runtime/m4/threadlib.m4 and if it detects that we are
configuring on Solaris the dynamic detection in activated in the
threadlib.c code in 3 sub-directories.

On Solaris 10 and later releases the original reason is no more
pertinent as the defined symbols in libc are correct. I tested
this on SPARC and Intel using the code in threadlib.c and without
linking with libpthread.

Consequently I propose a 2 pronged patch:

1. if the package is configured on Solaris 10 or later do not

2. if the package is configured and built on Solaris 9 or previous but
run on Solaris 10 or later the test using the ephemeral thread is
not necessary.

Peter FELECAN <pfelecan>


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