Hi, it looks like Sergey has put in a patch to fix the aliasing, looking
at the linux-next tree.

Are we still looking to remove this hack altogether?

Thanks

On Thu, Jan 25, 2018 at 08:24:26AM -0500, Arvind Sankar wrote:
> Thanks.
> 
> This was found because gcc 8 appears to be enabling -Wrestrict in -Wall,
> so there is a build failure with mainline gcc.
> 
> On Thu, Jan 25, 2018 at 05:16:52AM -0300, Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo wrote:
> > Em Wed, Jan 24, 2018 at 02:54:11PM -0600, Josh Poimboeuf escreveu:
> > > On Tue, Jan 23, 2018 at 07:38:37PM -0500, Arvind Sankar wrote:
> > > > We inherited this hack with the original code from the Git project. The
> > > > select call is invalid as the two fd_set pointers should not be aliased.
> > > > 
> > > > We could fix it, but the Git project removed this hack in 2012 in commit
> > > > e8320f3 (pager: drop "wait for output to run less" hack). The bug it
> > > > worked around was apparently fixed in less back in June 2007.
> > > > 
> > > > So remove the hack from here as well.
> > > > 
> > > > Signed-off-by: Arvind Sankar <nived...@alum.mit.edu>
> > > 
> > > Looks good to me.
> > > 
> > >   Acked-by: Josh Poimboeuf <jpoim...@redhat.com>
> > > 
> > > Libsubcmd is used by perf and objtool, so adding the perf maintainers to
> > > CC.  Arnaldo, do you want to pick this one up?
> > 
> > Sure, I'll put it in my perf/core branch.
> > 
> > - Arnaldo
> >  
> > > > ---
> > > >  tools/lib/subcmd/pager.c       | 17 -----------------
> > > >  tools/lib/subcmd/run-command.c |  2 --
> > > >  tools/lib/subcmd/run-command.h |  1 -
> > > >  3 files changed, 20 deletions(-)
> > > > 
> > > > diff --git a/tools/lib/subcmd/pager.c b/tools/lib/subcmd/pager.c
> > > > index 5ba754d17952..94d61d9b511f 100644
> > > > --- a/tools/lib/subcmd/pager.c
> > > > +++ b/tools/lib/subcmd/pager.c
> > > > @@ -1,5 +1,4 @@
> > > >  // SPDX-License-Identifier: GPL-2.0
> > > > -#include <sys/select.h>
> > > >  #include <stdlib.h>
> > > >  #include <stdio.h>
> > > >  #include <string.h>
> > > > @@ -23,21 +22,6 @@ void pager_init(const char *pager_env)
> > > >         subcmd_config.pager_env = pager_env;
> > > >  }
> > > >  
> > > > -static void pager_preexec(void)
> > > > -{
> > > > -       /*
> > > > -        * Work around bug in "less" by not starting it until we
> > > > -        * have real input
> > > > -        */
> > > > -       fd_set in;
> > > > -
> > > > -       FD_ZERO(&in);
> > > > -       FD_SET(0, &in);
> > > > -       select(1, &in, NULL, &in, NULL);
> > > > -
> > > > -       setenv("LESS", "FRSX", 0);
> > > > -}
> > > > -
> > > >  static const char *pager_argv[] = { "sh", "-c", NULL, NULL };
> > > >  static struct child_process pager_process;
> > > >  
> > > > @@ -84,7 +68,6 @@ void setup_pager(void)
> > > >         pager_argv[2] = pager;
> > > >         pager_process.argv = pager_argv;
> > > >         pager_process.in = -1;
> > > > -       pager_process.preexec_cb = pager_preexec;
> > > >  
> > > >         if (start_command(&pager_process))
> > > >                 return;
> > > > diff --git a/tools/lib/subcmd/run-command.c 
> > > > b/tools/lib/subcmd/run-command.c
> > > > index 5cdac2162532..9e9dca717ed7 100644
> > > > --- a/tools/lib/subcmd/run-command.c
> > > > +++ b/tools/lib/subcmd/run-command.c
> > > > @@ -120,8 +120,6 @@ int start_command(struct child_process *cmd)
> > > >                                         unsetenv(*cmd->env);
> > > >                         }
> > > >                 }
> > > > -               if (cmd->preexec_cb)
> > > > -                       cmd->preexec_cb();
> > > >                 if (cmd->exec_cmd) {
> > > >                         execv_cmd(cmd->argv);
> > > >                 } else {
> > > > diff --git a/tools/lib/subcmd/run-command.h 
> > > > b/tools/lib/subcmd/run-command.h
> > > > index 17d969c6add3..6256268802b5 100644
> > > > --- a/tools/lib/subcmd/run-command.h
> > > > +++ b/tools/lib/subcmd/run-command.h
> > > > @@ -46,7 +46,6 @@ struct child_process {
> > > >         unsigned no_stderr:1;
> > > >         unsigned exec_cmd:1; /* if this is to be external sub-command */
> > > >         unsigned stdout_to_stderr:1;
> > > > -       void (*preexec_cb)(void);
> > > >  };
> > > >  
> > > >  int start_command(struct child_process *);
> > > > -- 
> > > > 2.13.6
> > > > 
> > > 
> > > -- 
> > > Josh

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