Opened 13 years ago

Closed 12 years ago

#22 closed enhancement (fixed)

Nginx 1.1.4 can't build on Debian hurd-i386

Reported by: Cyril Lavier Owned by: somebody
Priority: major Milestone:
Component: nginx-core Version: 1.1.x
Keywords: patch, build fail, hurd Cc:
uname -a: GNU debian 0.3 GNU-Mach 1.3.99/Hurd-0.3 i686-AT386 GNU
nginx -V: 1.1.4



For the Debian packaging purposes, I try to make Nginx working under the hurd-i386 kernel.

The error is the following.

gcc -c -pipe  -O -W -Wall -Wpointer-arith -Wno-unused-parameter -Wunused-function -Wunused-variable -Wunused-value -Werror -g  -I src/core -I src/event -I src/event/modules -I src/os/unix -I /usr/include/libxml2 -I objs -I src/http -I src/http/modules \
                -o objs/src/http/ngx_http_variables.o \
src/http/ngx_http_variables.c: In function ‘ngx_http_variable_realpath_root’:
src/http/ngx_http_variables.c:1160:37: error: ‘PATH_MAX’ undeclared (first use in this function)
src/http/ngx_http_variables.c:1160:37: note: each undeclared identifier is reported only once for each function it appears in
src/http/ngx_http_variables.c:1160:32: error: unused variable ‘real’ [-Werror=unused-variable]
cc1: all warnings being treated as error

Under hurd, there is no PATH_MAX variable defined in the limits.h kernel header, and in any other header.

In order to have this issue corrected, I decided to set the PATH_MAX at 4096 (which is the common value in most Linux based systems). And after this, the build is working fine.

I attached a patch which does the trick.

I would like this patch to be applied upstream, as it will benefit all distributions providing a hurd kernel.

I'm working on the last version (1.1.4), and it can be applied/adapted on any other serie (1.0.x and 0.8.x), as Nginx always failed to build under hurd-i386.


Attachments (1)

define_PATH_MAX.patch (463 bytes ) - added by Cyril Lavier 13 years ago.
Patch for setting the PATH_MAX value in src/os/unix/ngx_files.h

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Change History (6)

by Cyril Lavier, 13 years ago

Attachment: define_PATH_MAX.patch added

Patch for setting the PATH_MAX value in src/os/unix/ngx_files.h

comment:1 by Maxim Dounin, 13 years ago

Status: newaccepted


There is a problem with this patch: nginx uses PATH_MAX to
allocate buffer used in realpath(), and POSIX claims:

: If resolved_name is not a null pointer and {PATH_MAX} is not
: defined as a constant in the <limits.h> header, the behavior is
: undefined.

Just using arbitrary value instead of PATH_MAX will likely lead to
a problem. If we want to avoid usage of PATH_MAX the relevant
code should be converted to use realpath() with NULL as

Other current use of PATH_MAX is for getcwd() buffer which should
be ok with any buffer size as getcwd() interface includes "size"

comment:2 by, 13 years ago

Maybe nginx is just a wrong avenue and the patch should be rather pushed into hurd? ;-)

comment:3 by Maxim Dounin, 13 years ago

I believe hurd behavior is POSIX-complaint here, PATH_MAX isn't required to be known. And there is a way to not require PATH_MAX to be defined, see above. I'll look into it as time permits, unless someone will be faster. :)

comment:4 by Maxim Dounin, 12 years ago

In [4559/nginx]:

(The changeset message doesn't reference this ticket)

comment:5 by Maxim Dounin, 12 years ago

Resolution: fixed
Status: acceptedclosed

Fix committed.

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