On Thu, Aug 10, 2017 at 1:55 AM, Robert Haas <robertmh...@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 8, 2017 at 12:15 PM, Sandeep Thakkar
> <sandeep.thak...@enterprisedb.com> wrote:
>> I copied and pasted that portion of the build log into file build.log
>> (attached) for Windows 32bit and Windows 64bit.
> Can you also share the output of 'perl -V' on each system?
> Comparing the 32-bit log and the 64-bit log, I see the following differences:
> 32-bit has extra options /IC:\pgBuild32\uuid\include /Oy- /analyze- /D
> 64-bit has extra options /D WIN64 /D CONSERVATIVE /D USE_SITECUSTOMIZE
> Both builds have several copies of /IC:\pgBuild32\include or
> /IC:\pgBuild64\include, but the 64-bit build has an extra one
> (I wrote that command on Linux, might need different quoting to work
> on Windows.)
> I'm suspicious about _USE_32BIT_TIME_T.  The contents of a
> PerlInterpreter are defined in Perl's intrpvar.h, and one of those
> lines is:
> PERLVAR(I, basetime,    Time_t)         /* $^T */
> Now, Time_t is defined as time_t elsewhere in the Perl headers, so if
> the plperl build and the Perl interpreter build had different ideas
> about whether that flag was set, the interpreter sizes would be
> different.  Unfortunately for this theory, if I'm interpreting the
> screenshot you posted correctly, the sizes are different by exactly 16
> bytes, and I can't see how a difference in the size of time_t could
> account for more than 8 bytes (4 bytes of actual size change + 4 bytes
> of padding).

Okay. I too had a look into this issue and my findings are as follows,

The size of PerlInterpreter structure on plperl and perl module are
not the same. The size of PerlInterpreter on plperl is 2744 bytes
whereas on perl it is 2760 bytes i.e. there is the difference of 16
bytes and therefore the handshaking key generated in the two modules
are not the same resulting in a binary mismatch error. To analyse this
problem, I generated the preprocessed output of header file 'perl.h'
on plperl and perl modules and then filtered the contents of "struct
interpreter" from the preprocessed output files and  compared them
using some diff tool. The diff report is attached with this email.

As per the diff report, incase of  plperl module,  the structure
Stat_t is getting mapped to "_stat32i64" whereas incase of perl
module, the same structure is getting mapped to "_stat64" and this is
happening for couple of variables (statbuf & statcache) in intrpvar.h
file. However, if the preprocessor option '_USE_32BIT_TIME_T' is
explicitly passed to the VC compiler when compiling perl source, there
is no diff observed as in both the cases, 'Stat_t ' is gets mapped to
"stat32i64". So, now the question is, why ''_USE_32BIT_TIME_T'  flag
is not implicitly defined when compiling perl source on 32 bit
platform but for postgresql/plperl build it is being defined
implicitly on 32bit platform. I just got few hints from the Makefile,
in perl source code, where is has been mentioned that  the modern
Visual C compiler (VC++ 8.0 onwards) changes time_t from 32-bit to
64-bit, even in 32-bit mode hence, ''_USE_32BIT_TIME_T'   is net being
added to $Config{ccflags}. Here, is what i could see in
GNUMakefile/Makefile.mk in perl source code.

# In VS 2005 (VC++ 8.0) Microsoft changes time_t from 32-bit to
# 64-bit, even in 32-bit mode.  It also provides the _USE_32BIT_TIME_T
# preprocessor option to revert back to the old functionality for
# backward compatibility.  We define this symbol here for older 32-bit
# compilers only (which aren't using it at all) for the sole purpose
# of getting it into $Config{ccflags}.  That way if someone builds
# Perl itself with e.g. VC6 but later installs an XS module using VC8
# the time_t types will still be compatible.

ifeq ($(WIN64),undef)
ifeq ((PREMSVC80),define)

So, the question is should we allow the preprocessor option
'_USE_32BIT_TIME_T' to be defined implicitly or not in postgresql
provided we are using Visual C compiler version > 8.0. I think this
should make plperl compatible with perl binaries.

With Regards,
Ashutosh Sharma
Title: Text Compare
Text Compare
Produced: 8/10/2017 1:44:37 PM
Mode:  Differences  
Left file: C:\Users\ashu\perl-5.24.1\perl_interpreter.out  
Right file: C:\Users\ashu\git-clone-postgresql\postgresql\plper_intrpreter.out  
struct _stat64 Istatbuf; <> struct _stat32i64 Istatbuf;
struct _stat64 Istatcache;                 struct _stat32i64 Istatcache;           

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