On Thu, 29 Aug 2002, Jonathon McKitrick wrote:
> I've volunteered to do this port, with the expectation that it's within my
> ability. I'm just a bit over my head, but that's how I'll learn, right?
> I've gotten the -current version to build and install, but I've found 2
> problems so far: gkrellm loads and cannot resolve the symbol _flockfile.
> Also, a build of xmms (which uses threads) fails in configure because it
> cannot find pthreads support.
> I'd like to solve this myself, but I need a little push in the right
> direction. Could someone give me a hint? Is it simply a matter of
> undefining functions that are not present in -stable?
In -current, we modified FILE (/usr/include/stdio.h) and added
(or changed) a field to use for holding a mutex that is used by
flockfile (lib/libc/stdio/_flock_stub.c). We broke the ABI
in order to do this, and it was very painful (just search for
"the whole stdio mess" or something like that in the -current
archives). You cannot do this for -stable.
You're going to have to keep the hashtable method of locking
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