[PATCHes] Misc aliasing fixes for building DLL with gcc-4.5.0

Dave Korn dave.korn.cygwin@googlemail.com
Mon Aug 10 04:15:00 GMT 2009

Christopher Faylor wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 10, 2009 at 04:11:49AM +0100, Dave Korn wrote:
>> 	* fhandler_tty.cc (process_input): Add dummy return to silence warning.
>> 	(process_ioctl): Likewise.
> Shouldn't these be defined with __attribute__ ((noreturn))?

  They probably should also, but (I forgot to mention) I tried it and it didn't
solve the warning.

>> 	* fork.cc (cygfork): New name with friendable C++ linkage for ...
>> 	(fork): ... un-friendable extern "C" function becomes stub calling it.
>> 	(class frok): Declare cygfork() friend, not fork(), avoiding PR41020.
> Ugh.  I don't like this.  fork is slow enough and complicated enough
> without adding this kind of workaround.  If this is a problem with
> declaring an 'extern "C"' friend function then it should be fixable by
> just making fork() a C++ function but exporting it as a "C" function
> in cygwin.din.

  My turn to say "ugh"!  The wrapper function would translate down to a single
'jmp' if -fno-omit-frame-pointer was in effect, but as things stand it's a bit
ugly.  So maybe we should let both of these rest for a while and see how things
pan out upstream.

> Also, referring to a bug without explaining what the problem either in
> the source code or the ChangeLog is a guaranteed way to cause confusion
> tomorrow after a memory cache refresh.

  You mean the PR notation?  Hopefully GCC's bugzilla will still be there
tomorrow!  Anyway, with a bit of luck we won't end up needing this one at all.


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