On 2016-09-17 01:09 AM, Christopher Larson wrote:

On Fri, Sep 16, 2016 at 6:37 PM, Randy MacLeod
<randy.macl...@windriver.com <mailto:randy.macl...@windriver.com>> wrote:

    Without a packageconfig dependency for the file utility, there's
    a very rare compile faiure caused by a race where the magic.h
    header file is not found:

     ../../../git/lib/support/plausible.c:33:19: fatal error: magic.h:
    No such file or directory

    This file, plausible.c, is part of libsupport.a which is used by
    many binaries produced by the e2fsprogs package. plausible.c attempts
    to dynamically load libmagic.so if the e2fsprogs configure detects
    that magic was available. Adding the packageconfig will eliminate
    the build as well as the possible configure-time race condition.

    Signed-off-by: Randy MacLeod <randy.macl...@windriver.com
    <http://e2fsprogs_1.43.bb> | 1 +
     1 file changed, 1 insertion(+)

    diff --git a/meta/recipes-devtools/e2fsprogs/e2fsprogs_1.43.bb
    index f4855bc..1707cb9 100644
    --- a/meta/recipes-devtools/e2fsprogs/e2fsprogs_1.43.bb
    +++ b/meta/recipes-devtools/e2fsprogs/e2fsprogs_1.43.bb
    @@ -23,6 +23,7 @@ EXTRA_OECONF += "--libdir=${base_libdir}
    --sbindir=${base_sbindir} \
     EXTRA_OECONF_darwin = "--libdir=${base_libdir}
    --sbindir=${base_sbindir} --enable-bsd-shlibs"

    +PACKAGECONFIG[file] = ',,file'

This isn’t going to be good enough. You aren’t explicitly
enabling/disabling the option, so it’ll still detect based on what’s in
the sysroot, so recipe build order will result in non-deterministic

Hi Christopher,

Thanks for the response but I don't understand.
I'm probably wrong so please explain.
It seems that you're suggesting that I add:
 --with[out]-magic to e2fsprogs configure, and while
I could do that, it does not seem to be needed.

Short response:

  This change forces 'file' to be built before e2fsprogs if 'file'
  is present in the image or world build. Then e2fsprogs will
  detect magic.h,libmagic.so and  the race is eliminated.

The details:

Note, that I thought this was a rare race condition but
it showed up again yesterday in a work-related build.

It seems to work when I tested it and there are
several other examples of using:
   PACKAGECONFIG[foo] = ",,foo,"
such as:

   GTK_RDEP = "${PN}-interface-gtk"
   PACKAGECONFIG[gtk] = ",,gtk+,${GTK_RDEP}"

and 38 others:
$ grep -r PACKAGECONFIG meta/recipes* | \
     grep ",,"| grep -v with | grep -v ",,," | wc -l

Also from:
The PACKAGEDEPENDS handling code looks at:

        for flag, flagval in sorted(pkgconfigflags.items()):
            items = flagval.split(",")
            num = len(items)
            if num > 4:

            if flag in pkgconfig:
                if num >= 3 and items[2]:

In my case, num = 3 and file gets added to the depends
and therefore built first. Then when e2fsprogs is built,
the configure script auto-detects that file and libmagic
are present (without risk of a race) and sets the magic flags
as shown below. If there were a configure flag, I'd be happy
to use it but from e2fsprogs's configure.ac:

dnl See if libmagic exists
AC_CHECK_LIB(magic, magic_file, [MAGIC_LIB=-lmagic
if test "$ac_cv_func_dlopen" = yes ; then

so even with my limited exposure to the autotools syntax,
it seems like there's no: --with[out]-libmagic=yes option, right?

Some logs:

# No patch:
$ grep -i magic /tmp/e2fsprogs-no-patch-cleanall-file-config.log

configure:13035: checking for magic_file in -lmagic
configure:13060: x86_64-oe-linux-gcc  <flags> \
   conftest.c -lmagic  -lblkid  >&5
/.../tmp-glibc/sysroots/x86_64-linux/usr/libexec/x86_64-oe-linux/gcc/x86_64-oe-linux/6.2.0/ld: cannot find -lmagic
| char magic_file ();
| return magic_file ();

# with patch:
$ grep -i magic /tmp/e2fsprogs-with-patch-cim-config.log
configure:13035: checking for magic_file in -lmagic
configure:13060: x86_64-oe-linux-gcc <flags> \
    conftest.c -lmagic  -lblkid  >&5
configure:13075: checking magic.h usability
configure:13075: checking magic.h presence
configure:13075: checking for magic.h
| #define HAVE_MAGIC_H 1
#define HAVE_MAGIC_H 1

Granted this doens't prove that the race went away.

$ cd .../e2fsprogs.git
$ git pull
$ grep magic ./configure
{ $as_echo "$as_me:${as_lineno-$LINENO}: checking for magic_file in -lmagic" >&5
$as_echo_n "checking for magic_file in -lmagic... " >&6; }
if ${ac_cv_lib_magic_magic_file+:} false; then :
LIBS="-lmagic  $LIBS"
char magic_file ();
return magic_file ();
{ $as_echo "$as_me:${as_lineno-$LINENO}: result: $ac_cv_lib_magic_magic_file" >&5
$as_echo "$ac_cv_lib_magic_magic_file" >&6; }
if test "x$ac_cv_lib_magic_magic_file" = xyes; then :
for ac_header in magic.h
ac_fn_c_check_header_mongrel "$LINENO" "magic.h" "ac_cv_header_magic_h" "$ac_includes_default"
if test "x$ac_cv_header_magic_h" = xyes; then :

../Randy 'often knows how to spell bitbake' MacLeod

Christopher Larson
clarson at kergoth dot com
Founder - BitBake, OpenEmbedded, OpenZaurus
Maintainer - Tslib
Senior Software Engineer, Mentor Graphics

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