On Tue, Aug 18, 2015 at 12:08 PM, Alvaro Herrera <alvhe...@2ndquadrant.com> wrote: > Robert Haas wrote: >> On Sat, Aug 15, 2015 at 6:45 PM, Mark Johnston <ma...@freebsd.org> wrote: > >> > The bug is in src/backend/Makefile. probes.o, the dtrace(1)-generated >> > object file, depends on the objfiles.txt for each of the backend >> > subdirs. These files depend in turn on the object files themselves; if >> > objfiles.txt is out of date with respect to one of its object files, the >> > mtime of objfiles.txt is updated with "touch" (see backend/common.mk). >> > The problem is that dtrace -G, which runs at the end of the build, >> > modifies a number of object files (it overwrites their probe sites with >> > NOPs), thus making their corresponding objfiles.txt out of date. Then, >> > when "make install" traverses the backend subdirs, it updates >> > objfiles.txt, which causes probes.o to be rebuilt, resulting in an error >> > from dtrace(1). >> >> Gosh, that's pretty ugly. I would have thought it would be a real >> no-no to update the .o file once it got generated. If nothing else, a >> modification to the .c file concurrent with a make invocation might >> lead to the .o not getting rebuilt the next time make is run. > > I had the same thought, and wondered for a bit whether we should instead > have the compilation rules produce some intermediate file (prior to > dtrace fumbling), then emit the .o from dtrace -G. OTOH this might be > more trouble than is worth for a feature that doesn't see a lot of use.
Given the lack of further interest from the PostgreSQL community, that's my guess. I've pushed this patch to master; let's see if we get any complaints. If it makes life better for FreeBSD without making life worse for anyone else, I suppose we might as well do it until something better comes along. -- Robert Haas EnterpriseDB: http://www.enterprisedb.com The Enterprise PostgreSQL Company -- Sent via pgsql-hackers mailing list (firstname.lastname@example.org) To make changes to your subscription: http://www.postgresql.org/mailpref/pgsql-hackers