ucontect vs. ucontext_t (was Re: [RFC 4/6] ARC: Initial port to glibc)

Vineet Gupta Vineet.Gupta1 at synopsys.com
Wed Jun 28 01:48:54 PDT 2017

On 06/27/2017 02:56 PM, Joseph Myers wrote:
>> +/* Userlevel context.  */
>> +typedef struct ucontext
>> +  {
>> +    unsigned long uc_flags;
>> +    struct ucontext *uc_link;
> This is now struct ucontext_t.

Isn't this an ABI change. After making change as you suggested, building 
gcc/libgcc itself fails now as the ARC libgcc unwinder expects ucontext.

	#define MD_FALLBACK_FRAME_STATE_FOR arc_fallback_frame_state

	static __attribute__((noinline)) _Unwind_Reason_Code
	arc_fallback_frame_state (struct _Unwind_Context *context,
				   _Unwind_FrameState *fs)
	  struct rt_sigframe {
	    siginfo_t info;
	    struct ucontext uc;
	    unsigned int sigret_magic;

Can we atleast define a preprocessor macro to indicate this ABI change so 
downstream projects can support both things in short term ?

I see other threads on mailing list about distros being notifed etc of this ...


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