[Gluster-devel] glusterfs on NetBSD

Anand Babu Periasamy ab at gluster.com
Tue Aug 24 16:05:45 UTC 2010

Hi Emmanuel, This is great news. Sorry, we have been busy with 3.1 development. I will 
talk to Anand Avati or Vijay Bellur to coordinate with you.
Anand Babu Periasamy
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On 08/24/2010 09:18 PM, Emmanuel Dreyfus wrote:
> Hello
> I am porting glusterfs to NetBSD. I reached the stage where I can mount,
> cd, ls, cat, mkdir, rmdir, mknod, ln ... Obviously there are many bugs
> remaining, but I am confident this is going to work.
> I have 15 patches for now. I posted some of them previously, but had no
> reply. I would appreciate if a committer could review them.
> The most troublesome issue is basename(3) and dirname(3) usage. While
> Linux modify the given string and return it, the NetBSD flavor of those
> return static buffers, which is not thread safe. Both behavior are SUSv2
> compliant: the functions are not supposed to be thread safe. Since they
> are used, there is a portability problem here.
> In order to fix that, I can add basename_r() and dirname_r(), and
> do this:
> #ifdef __NetBSD__
> #define basename(x) basename_r(x)
> #define dirname(x) dirname_r(x)
> #endif /* __NetBSD__ */
> The question is: where in the code is the prefered way for adding
> basename_r() and dirname_r()? And in what header should I add the
> defines above?

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