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Bug#119974: marked as done (libc6-dev: fsync() doesn't get declared on unistd.h without __USE_BSD or __USE_XOPEN)

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Package: libc6-dev
Version: 2.2.4-5
Severity: normal

Function fsync(), which is considered as POSIX.1b by manpages-dev and POSIX
by glibc-doc, doesn't get declared #including /usr/include/unistd.h
without defining __USE_BSD or __USE_XOPEN.

That is, compiling with -D_POSIX_C_SOURCE=2, and including unistd.h, there
is still no function prototype included.

Taking a glance to /usr/include/unistd.h:

   _POSIX_FSYNC                 The fsync function is present.


#if defined __USE_BSD || defined __USE_XOPEN
/* Make all changes done to FD actually appear on disk.  */
extern int fsync (int __fd) __THROW;
#endif /* Use BSD || X/Open.  */

Nothing about POSIX. Please, if this function is not POSIX compliant,
remove the _POSIX_FSYNC line, update documentation on glibc-doc (on * Library
Summary) and manpages-dev. Else add checks for __USE_POSIX (or whatever
appropiate macro) to the function prototype inclusion.

Not important because compiling without function prototypes works, but
ugly anyway (gcc may warn about it).

-- System Information
Debian Release: testing/unstable
Kernel Version: Linux caballero 2.4.14 #1 mié nov 14 19:56:24 CET 2001 i586 unknown

Versions of the packages libc6-dev depends on:
ii  libc6          2.2.4-5        GNU C Library: Shared libraries and Timezone

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On Sun, Apr 15, 2007 at 12:32:59PM +0200, Pierre HABOUZIT wrote:
> tag 119974 + pending
> thanks
>   I checked in the POSIX doc, FWIW here is what I found:
>   fsync was first introduced it seems as an XOPEN extension. Hence the
> __USE_XOPEN guard, and defining _XOPEN_SOURCE indeed works.
>   Else, wrt POSIX, fsync last updates are in posix 1003.1-2001.
> > Just saying POSIX does not tell you if its POSIX.1 or POSIX.1b.  Given
> > the current messy use of test macros, it would be natural to think POSIX
> > refers to whatever _POSIX_SOURCE buys you by default (POSIX.1);
> > otherwise the manual page would state clearly the standard revision so
> > you could define the test macro to the appropiate number.  On the other
> > hand, the fsync(2) manual page (which I had read) clearly labels fsync()
> > as POSIX.1b, so I was a bit confused for the precise revision, but it is
> > clearly a POSIX function.
>   Current man page advertise it as POSIX 1003.1-2001 which is correct.
>   So FWIW compiling with:
>   gcc -ansi -Wall -D_POSIX_SOURCE=1 -D_POSIX_C_SOURCE=200112 a.c
>   should work. The correct fix is to add an || defined(__USE_POSIX2K) in
> the guard.

  You may want to read the rationale in
http://sourceware.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=4366 but indeed, fsync is
only defined in POSIX Realtime extensions or XSI, hence you'll need some
kind of _XOPEN_SOURCE define to enable fsync, and that's correct
behaviour. Closing the bug.

·O·  Pierre Habouzit
··O                                                madcoder@debian.org
OOO                                                http://www.madism.org

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