[uclibc-ng-devel] uclibc-ng built with wrong _FILE_OFFSET_BITS

Max Filippov jcmvbkbc at gmail.com
Thu May 9 23:10:39 CEST 2019

On Thu, May 9, 2019 at 11:34 AM Max Filippov <jcmvbkbc at gmail.com> wrote:
> I've tried to run uclibc-ng tests on xtensa in a buildroot-built rootfs
> and found misc/tst-preadvwritev failing with the following message:
>   first buffer from first preadv different than expected
> Digging deeper into it I've found that the test is built with the following
> definition in the command line: -D_FILE_OFFSET_BITS=64,
> due to the following line in the uclibc-ng-test.mk:
> but uclibc-ng itself does not have -D_FILE_OFFSET_BITS=64,
> because of the following definition in the uclibc-ng.mk:
> uclibc-ng defaults to 32-bit off_t type then.
> I'm not sure what's broken here, buildroot or uclibc-ng. Ideas?

Ok, I see something definitely strange in the uclibc-ng:
ublibc-ng does not honor -D_FILE_OFFSET_BITS=64
when it's passed to it in the make command, because
the following fragment of the include/features.h that defines
__USE_FILE_OFFSET64 based on the value of

#if defined _FILE_OFFSET_BITS && _FILE_OFFSET_BITS == 64
# define __USE_FILE_OFFSET64    1

is neutralized by the following fragment at the end of the same file:

#ifdef _LIBC
#  undef __USE_FILE_OFFSET64
# include <libc-internal.h>

-- Max

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