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From "Colin Patrick McCabe (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (HDFS-7817) libhdfs3: fix strerror_r detection
Date Tue, 24 Feb 2015 02:40:12 GMT

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Colin Patrick McCabe commented on HDFS-7817:

{{hadoop-common-project/hadoop-common/src/main/native/src/exception.c}} has this:

const char* terror(int errnum)
#if defined(__sun)
// MT-Safe under Solaris which doesn't support sys_errlist/sys_nerr
  return strerror(errnum);
  if ((errnum < 0) || (errnum >= sys_nerr)) {
    return "unknown error.";
  return sys_errlist[errnum];

We could do something more clever with detecting POSIX {{strerror_r}}, but it's kind of a
pain and {{sys_errlist}} seems to work well.

> libhdfs3: fix strerror_r detection
> ----------------------------------
>                 Key: HDFS-7817
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HDFS-7817
>             Project: Hadoop HDFS
>          Issue Type: Sub-task
>          Components: hdfs-client
>            Reporter: Colin Patrick McCabe
> The signature of strerror_r is not quite detected correctly in libhdfs3.  The code assumes
that {{int foo = strerror_r}} will fail to compile with the GNU type signature, but this is
not the case (C\+\+ will coerce the char* to an int in this case).  Instead, we should do
what the libhdfs {{terror}} (threaded error) function does here.

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