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Re: [Bug-gnulib] lstat/stat

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: Re: [Bug-gnulib] lstat/stat
Date: Wed, 11 Jun 2003 11:01:04 +0200

Derek Robert Price <address@hidden> wrote:
> Jim Meyering wrote:
>>I do see why that prerequisite-testing [in stat.m4 and lstat.m4]
>>is conditional, and agree in principle with the general goal.
> I should hope so.  Doesn't the "jm_" prefix on "jm_FUNC_LSTAT" mean
> you wrote the macro in the first place?  :)

I wrote that one, but didn't conditionalize the prerequisite-testing.

Regarding the jm_ prefix, note that some other people also wrote
macros (e.g., for coreutils) that they named with the jm_ prefix.
I sure do wish I had chosen a prefix like gl_ from the beginning.

> Did you have an opinion about my tweaks to stat.c?

Yes.  I liked it and have just made that change.  Thanks.
I also confirmed that Solaris5.9 still requires the
work-around code and added this comment:

  Also work around a deficiency in Solaris systems (up to at
  least Solaris5.9) regarding the semantics of `lstat ("symlink/", sbuf).'
  has this bug.

2003-05-20  Derek Price  <address@hidden>

        * stat.c [LSTAT]: Compile/use slash_aware_lstat only if it is necessary.

Here's the diff:

Index: stat.c
RCS file: /cvsroot/gnulib/gnulib/lib/stat.c,v
retrieving revision 1.6
retrieving revision 1.7
diff -u -p -u -r1.6 -r1.7
--- stat.c      7 Jun 2003 10:19:12 -0000       1.6
+++ stat.c      11 Jun 2003 08:50:33 -0000      1.7
@@ -1,6 +1,7 @@
 /* Work around the bug in some systems whereby stat/lstat succeeds when
    given the zero-length file name argument.  The stat/lstat from SunOS4.1.4
-   has this bug.
+   has this bug.  Also work around a deficiency in Solaris systems (up to at
+   least Solaris5.9) regarding the semantics of `lstat ("symlink/", sbuf).'
    Copyright (C) 1997-2003 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
    This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
@@ -27,7 +28,7 @@
 #ifndef errno
 extern int errno;
-#ifdef LSTAT
 # include <string.h>
@@ -94,7 +95,7 @@ slash_aware_lstat (const char *file, str
   return lstat_result;
-#endif /* LSTAT */
 /* This is a wrapper for stat/lstat.
    If FILE is the empty string, fail with errno == ENOENT.
@@ -109,7 +110,11 @@ slash_aware_lstat (const char *file, str
 #ifdef LSTAT
 # define rpl_xstat rpl_lstat
-# define xstat_return_val(F, S) slash_aware_lstat (F, S)
+#  define xstat_return_val(F, S) slash_aware_lstat (F, S)
+# else
+#  define xstat_return_val(F, S) lstat (F, S)
+# endif
 # define rpl_xstat rpl_stat
 # define xstat_return_val(F, S) stat (F, S)

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