Fix: configure: support Autoconf 2.70
authorJérémie Galarneau <jeremie.galarneau@efficios.com>
Mon, 11 Jan 2021 21:49:22 +0000 (16:49 -0500)
committerMathieu Desnoyers <mathieu.desnoyers@efficios.com>
Wed, 13 Jan 2021 15:14:27 +0000 (10:14 -0500)
The newly-released autoconf 2.70 introduces a number of breaking
changes [1] and is being rolled-out by some distros.

Amongst those changes, the AC_PROG_CC_STDC macro is marked as obsolete
and was merged into AC_PROG_CC, which we already use. On 2.70, this
results in a warning which we handle as an error.

A version check is added to invoke the AC_PROG_CC_STDC macro only when
running a pre-2.70 version of autoconf, fixing the issue.

Also, the AX_PTHREAD macro makes use of the $as_echo built-in shell
variable which no longer exists in 2.70. A patch was submitted to the
GNU Autoconf archive in March, but there have been no signs of life
given since then [2].

As such, our local copy is updated to the latest version and the patch
(which looks fairly straight-forward / safe) is applied. This should
minimize changes once we go back to an "official" version of the macro.

[1] https://lwn.net/Articles/839395/
[2] https://savannah.gnu.org/patch/?9906

Signed-off-by: Jérémie Galarneau <jeremie.galarneau@efficios.com>
Signed-off-by: Mathieu Desnoyers <mathieu.desnoyers@efficios.com>
Change-Id: Id57ad87e63c2d398e3d8b81129f9b867b878e01f

configure.ac
m4/ax_pthread.m4

index f47742545d9240f3a6555f711fa862550366bb5b..1f499c733e492f519dfadb4c3aa575cae6181009 100644 (file)
@@ -44,8 +44,8 @@ AC_ARG_ENABLE([compiler-tls],
 # Checks for C compiler
 AC_USE_SYSTEM_EXTENSIONS
 AC_PROG_CC
-AC_PROG_CC_STDC
-
+# AC_PROG_CC_STDC was merged in AC_PROG_CC in autoconf 2.70
+m4_version_prereq([2.70], [], [AC_PROG_CC_STDC])
 AS_IF([test "x$def_compiler_tls" = "xyes"], AC_DEFINE([CONFIG_RCU_TLS], [1]), [:])
 
 # Checks for programs.
index 4920e073bf5a21e2a728576e138fa2f8181b05f2..507f182a8745f2d1327a74f80376136ec8aab7bd 100644 (file)
@@ -55,6 +55,7 @@
 #
 #   Copyright (c) 2008 Steven G. Johnson <stevenj@alum.mit.edu>
 #   Copyright (c) 2011 Daniel Richard G. <skunk@iSKUNK.ORG>
+#   Copyright (c) 2019 Marc Stevens <marc.stevens@cwi.nl>
 #
 #   This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it
 #   under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the
@@ -82,7 +83,7 @@
 #   modified version of the Autoconf Macro, you may extend this special
 #   exception to the GPL to apply to your modified version as well.
 
-#serial 25
+#serial 27
 
 AU_ALIAS([ACX_PTHREAD], [AX_PTHREAD])
 AC_DEFUN([AX_PTHREAD], [
@@ -123,10 +124,12 @@ fi
 # (e.g. DEC) have both -lpthread and -lpthreads, where one of the
 # libraries is broken (non-POSIX).
 
-# Create a list of thread flags to try.  Items starting with a "-" are
-# C compiler flags, and other items are library names, except for "none"
-# which indicates that we try without any flags at all, and "pthread-config"
-# which is a program returning the flags for the Pth emulation library.
+# Create a list of thread flags to try. Items with a "," contain both
+# C compiler flags (before ",") and linker flags (after ","). Other items
+# starting with a "-" are C compiler flags, and remaining items are
+# library names, except for "none" which indicates that we try without
+# any flags at all, and "pthread-config" which is a program returning
+# the flags for the Pth emulation library.
 
 ax_pthread_flags="pthreads none -Kthread -pthread -pthreads -mthreads pthread --thread-safe -mt pthread-config"
 
@@ -194,14 +197,47 @@ case $host_os in
         # that too in a future libc.)  So we'll check first for the
         # standard Solaris way of linking pthreads (-mt -lpthread).
 
-        ax_pthread_flags="-mt,pthread pthread $ax_pthread_flags"
+        ax_pthread_flags="-mt,-lpthread pthread $ax_pthread_flags"
         ;;
 esac
 
+# Are we compiling with Clang?
+
+AC_CACHE_CHECK([whether $CC is Clang],
+    [ax_cv_PTHREAD_CLANG],
+    [ax_cv_PTHREAD_CLANG=no
+     # Note that Autoconf sets GCC=yes for Clang as well as GCC
+     if test "x$GCC" = "xyes"; then
+        AC_EGREP_CPP([AX_PTHREAD_CC_IS_CLANG],
+            [/* Note: Clang 2.7 lacks __clang_[a-z]+__ */
+#            if defined(__clang__) && defined(__llvm__)
+             AX_PTHREAD_CC_IS_CLANG
+#            endif
+            ],
+            [ax_cv_PTHREAD_CLANG=yes])
+     fi
+    ])
+ax_pthread_clang="$ax_cv_PTHREAD_CLANG"
+
+
 # GCC generally uses -pthread, or -pthreads on some platforms (e.g. SPARC)
 
+# Note that for GCC and Clang -pthread generally implies -lpthread,
+# except when -nostdlib is passed.
+# This is problematic using libtool to build C++ shared libraries with pthread:
+# [1] https://gcc.gnu.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=25460
+# [2] https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=661333
+# [3] https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=468555
+# To solve this, first try -pthread together with -lpthread for GCC
+
 AS_IF([test "x$GCC" = "xyes"],
-      [ax_pthread_flags="-pthread -pthreads $ax_pthread_flags"])
+      [ax_pthread_flags="-pthread,-lpthread -pthread -pthreads $ax_pthread_flags"])
+
+# Clang takes -pthread (never supported any other flag), but we'll try with -lpthread first
+
+AS_IF([test "x$ax_pthread_clang" = "xyes"],
+      [ax_pthread_flags="-pthread,-lpthread -pthread"])
+
 
 # The presence of a feature test macro requesting re-entrant function
 # definitions is, on some systems, a strong hint that pthreads support is
@@ -224,25 +260,86 @@ AS_IF([test "x$ax_pthread_check_macro" = "x--"],
       [ax_pthread_check_cond=0],
       [ax_pthread_check_cond="!defined($ax_pthread_check_macro)"])
 
-# Are we compiling with Clang?
 
-AC_CACHE_CHECK([whether $CC is Clang],
-    [ax_cv_PTHREAD_CLANG],
-    [ax_cv_PTHREAD_CLANG=no
-     # Note that Autoconf sets GCC=yes for Clang as well as GCC
-     if test "x$GCC" = "xyes"; then
-        AC_EGREP_CPP([AX_PTHREAD_CC_IS_CLANG],
-            [/* Note: Clang 2.7 lacks __clang_[a-z]+__ */
-#            if defined(__clang__) && defined(__llvm__)
-             AX_PTHREAD_CC_IS_CLANG
-#            endif
-            ],
-            [ax_cv_PTHREAD_CLANG=yes])
-     fi
-    ])
-ax_pthread_clang="$ax_cv_PTHREAD_CLANG"
+if test "x$ax_pthread_ok" = "xno"; then
+for ax_pthread_try_flag in $ax_pthread_flags; do
+
+        case $ax_pthread_try_flag in
+                none)
+                AC_MSG_CHECKING([whether pthreads work without any flags])
+                ;;
+
+                *,*)
+                PTHREAD_CFLAGS=`echo $ax_pthread_try_flag | sed "s/^\(.*\),\(.*\)$/\1/"`
+                PTHREAD_LIBS=`echo $ax_pthread_try_flag | sed "s/^\(.*\),\(.*\)$/\2/"`
+                AC_MSG_CHECKING([whether pthreads work with "$PTHREAD_CFLAGS" and "$PTHREAD_LIBS"])
+                ;;
+
+                -*)
+                AC_MSG_CHECKING([whether pthreads work with $ax_pthread_try_flag])
+                PTHREAD_CFLAGS="$ax_pthread_try_flag"
+                ;;
+
+                pthread-config)
+                AC_CHECK_PROG([ax_pthread_config], [pthread-config], [yes], [no])
+                AS_IF([test "x$ax_pthread_config" = "xno"], [continue])
+                PTHREAD_CFLAGS="`pthread-config --cflags`"
+                PTHREAD_LIBS="`pthread-config --ldflags` `pthread-config --libs`"
+                ;;
+
+                *)
+                AC_MSG_CHECKING([for the pthreads library -l$ax_pthread_try_flag])
+                PTHREAD_LIBS="-l$ax_pthread_try_flag"
+                ;;
+        esac
+
+        ax_pthread_save_CFLAGS="$CFLAGS"
+        ax_pthread_save_LIBS="$LIBS"
+        CFLAGS="$CFLAGS $PTHREAD_CFLAGS"
+        LIBS="$PTHREAD_LIBS $LIBS"
+
+        # Check for various functions.  We must include pthread.h,
+        # since some functions may be macros.  (On the Sequent, we
+        # need a special flag -Kthread to make this header compile.)
+        # We check for pthread_join because it is in -lpthread on IRIX
+        # while pthread_create is in libc.  We check for pthread_attr_init
+        # due to DEC craziness with -lpthreads.  We check for
+        # pthread_cleanup_push because it is one of the few pthread
+        # functions on Solaris that doesn't have a non-functional libc stub.
+        # We try pthread_create on general principles.
+
+        AC_LINK_IFELSE([AC_LANG_PROGRAM([#include <pthread.h>
+#                       if $ax_pthread_check_cond
+#                        error "$ax_pthread_check_macro must be defined"
+#                       endif
+                        static void *some_global = NULL;
+                        static void routine(void *a)
+                          {
+                             /* To avoid any unused-parameter or
+                                unused-but-set-parameter warning.  */
+                             some_global = a;
+                          }
+                        static void *start_routine(void *a) { return a; }],
+                       [pthread_t th; pthread_attr_t attr;
+                        pthread_create(&th, 0, start_routine, 0);
+                        pthread_join(th, 0);
+                        pthread_attr_init(&attr);
+                        pthread_cleanup_push(routine, 0);
+                        pthread_cleanup_pop(0) /* ; */])],
+            [ax_pthread_ok=yes],
+            [])
+
+        CFLAGS="$ax_pthread_save_CFLAGS"
+        LIBS="$ax_pthread_save_LIBS"
+
+        AC_MSG_RESULT([$ax_pthread_ok])
+        AS_IF([test "x$ax_pthread_ok" = "xyes"], [break])
+
+        PTHREAD_LIBS=""
+        PTHREAD_CFLAGS=""
+done
+fi
 
-ax_pthread_clang_warning=no
 
 # Clang needs special handling, because older versions handle the -pthread
 # option in a rather... idiosyncratic way
@@ -261,11 +358,6 @@ if test "x$ax_pthread_clang" = "xyes"; then
         # -pthread does define _REENTRANT, and while the Darwin headers
         # ignore this macro, third-party headers might not.)
 
-        PTHREAD_CFLAGS="-pthread"
-        PTHREAD_LIBS=
-
-        ax_pthread_ok=yes
-
         # However, older versions of Clang make a point of warning the user
         # that, in an invocation where only linking and no compilation is
         # taking place, the -pthread option has no effect ("argument unused
@@ -294,7 +386,7 @@ if test "x$ax_pthread_clang" = "xyes"; then
              # step
              ax_pthread_save_ac_link="$ac_link"
              ax_pthread_sed='s/conftest\.\$ac_ext/conftest.$ac_objext/g'
-             ax_pthread_link_step=`$as_echo "$ac_link" | sed "$ax_pthread_sed"`
+             ax_pthread_link_step=`AS_ECHO(["$ac_link"]) | sed "$ax_pthread_sed"`
              ax_pthread_2step_ac_link="($ac_compile) && (echo ==== >&5) && ($ax_pthread_link_step)"
              ax_pthread_save_CFLAGS="$CFLAGS"
              for ax_pthread_try in '' -Qunused-arguments -Wno-unused-command-line-argument unknown; do
@@ -320,78 +412,7 @@ if test "x$ax_pthread_clang" = "xyes"; then
 
 fi # $ax_pthread_clang = yes
 
-if test "x$ax_pthread_ok" = "xno"; then
-for ax_pthread_try_flag in $ax_pthread_flags; do
-
-        case $ax_pthread_try_flag in
-                none)
-                AC_MSG_CHECKING([whether pthreads work without any flags])
-                ;;
-
-                -mt,pthread)
-                AC_MSG_CHECKING([whether pthreads work with -mt -lpthread])
-                PTHREAD_CFLAGS="-mt"
-                PTHREAD_LIBS="-lpthread"
-                ;;
-
-                -*)
-                AC_MSG_CHECKING([whether pthreads work with $ax_pthread_try_flag])
-                PTHREAD_CFLAGS="$ax_pthread_try_flag"
-                ;;
-
-                pthread-config)
-                AC_CHECK_PROG([ax_pthread_config], [pthread-config], [yes], [no])
-                AS_IF([test "x$ax_pthread_config" = "xno"], [continue])
-                PTHREAD_CFLAGS="`pthread-config --cflags`"
-                PTHREAD_LIBS="`pthread-config --ldflags` `pthread-config --libs`"
-                ;;
 
-                *)
-                AC_MSG_CHECKING([for the pthreads library -l$ax_pthread_try_flag])
-                PTHREAD_LIBS="-l$ax_pthread_try_flag"
-                ;;
-        esac
-
-        ax_pthread_save_CFLAGS="$CFLAGS"
-        ax_pthread_save_LIBS="$LIBS"
-        CFLAGS="$CFLAGS $PTHREAD_CFLAGS"
-        LIBS="$PTHREAD_LIBS $LIBS"
-
-        # Check for various functions.  We must include pthread.h,
-        # since some functions may be macros.  (On the Sequent, we
-        # need a special flag -Kthread to make this header compile.)
-        # We check for pthread_join because it is in -lpthread on IRIX
-        # while pthread_create is in libc.  We check for pthread_attr_init
-        # due to DEC craziness with -lpthreads.  We check for
-        # pthread_cleanup_push because it is one of the few pthread
-        # functions on Solaris that doesn't have a non-functional libc stub.
-        # We try pthread_create on general principles.
-
-        AC_LINK_IFELSE([AC_LANG_PROGRAM([#include <pthread.h>
-#                       if $ax_pthread_check_cond
-#                        error "$ax_pthread_check_macro must be defined"
-#                       endif
-                        static void routine(void *a) { a = 0; }
-                        static void *start_routine(void *a) { return a; }],
-                       [pthread_t th; pthread_attr_t attr;
-                        pthread_create(&th, 0, start_routine, 0);
-                        pthread_join(th, 0);
-                        pthread_attr_init(&attr);
-                        pthread_cleanup_push(routine, 0);
-                        pthread_cleanup_pop(0) /* ; */])],
-            [ax_pthread_ok=yes],
-            [])
-
-        CFLAGS="$ax_pthread_save_CFLAGS"
-        LIBS="$ax_pthread_save_LIBS"
-
-        AC_MSG_RESULT([$ax_pthread_ok])
-        AS_IF([test "x$ax_pthread_ok" = "xyes"], [break])
-
-        PTHREAD_LIBS=""
-        PTHREAD_CFLAGS=""
-done
-fi
 
 # Various other checks:
 if test "x$ax_pthread_ok" = "xyes"; then
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