RFR (XS): 8181451: JDK-8174231 broke some clang builds

Thomas Stüfe thomas.stuefe at gmail.com
Fri Jun 2 05:49:03 UTC 2017

Hi David,

good catch :) Change is fine.

I wonder why the macos port needed to typedef clockid_t int; in the first

Also, IMHO this would be another argument for getting rid of this weird
inclusion scheme of the os_xxx headers sometime in the future. One never
thinks about that everything you put in there ends up automatically in the
os namespace, in the middle of os.hpp.

Kind Regards, Thomas

On Fri, Jun 2, 2017 at 6:55 AM, David Holmes <david.holmes at oracle.com>

> bug: https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8181451
> webrev: http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~dholmes/8181451/webrev/
> tl;dr: simple fix, but interesting explanation :)
> The fix for 8174231 actually exposed a flaw in the os_bsd.hpp header,
> where we have this:
> #ifdef __APPLE__
> // Mac OS X doesn't support clock_gettime. Stub out the type, it is
> // unused
> typedef int clockid_t;
> #endif
> When building for Mac OS the clockid_t is never used (ifdef !_APPLE_) and
> so the typedef is not needed. As of Mac OS X 10.12 (Sierra) clock_gettime
> _is_ supported, but the real clockid_t is a enum - hence the existing
> typedef is incorrect (but probably harmless at runtime given enums are
> physically if not logically ints).
> What was going wrong after the fix for 8174231 is that the initial use of
> clockid_t to describe the _clock_gettime_func variable was in the global
> scope (so the enum); whereas the actual assignment to that variable, using
> a cast, is in the os::Posix class scope, and the typedef above is also in
> the os class scope, and so an int. Hence the compiler complained that the
> clockid_t-enum on the left of the assignment, was not the same as the
> clockid_t-int on the right.
> Thanks to Igor for finding this (we don't build or test on Mac OS X 10.12
> normally) and the initial suggested fix - which used a typedef for the
> clock_gettime function type and so ensured the types on the left and right
> of the assignment were the same (and the enum at that!).
> Many thanks to Kim for solving the mystery of how the two clockid_t's on
> the same line of source code could end up being different types! After
> wading through that I really do need my upcoming vacation. :)
> Oh and one final word. While OS X 10.12 now supports clock_gettime and
> CLOCK_MONOTONIC we do not use them. The time functions still use the mach
> time functions. There is still no support for pthread_condattr_setclock, so
> we don't use CLOCK_MONOTONIC there either. (Which is a bug waiting to
> happen as we want consistent use of clocks!).
> Thanks,
> David

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