Sourceware Bugzilla – Bug 2172
[PATCH] move _PATH_LOG definition to <paths.h> (in sysdeps)
Last modified: 2007-02-18 13:58:19 UTC
On GNU/kFreeBSD, the kernel doesn't allow creating named pipes in /dev.
Therefore, on this platform, _PATH_LOG needs to be redefined to something
outside this directory.
This patch moves the _PATH_LOG definition to sysdeps/.../paths.h so that it can
be overriden in our version of that header.
Created attachment 839 [details]
move _PATH_LOG definition to paths.h
2006-01-18 Robert Millan <email@example.com>
* sysdeps/generic/paths.h: Define _PATH_LOG (as "/dev/log").
* sysdeps/unix/sysv/linux/paths.h: Ditto.
* misc/sys/syslog.h: Stop defining _PATH_LOG, and include <paths.h>
I am not especially happy with the idea of pulling in all paths.h definitions
from syslog.h, and existing applications clearly require that _PATH_LOG be
defined in syslog.h. I also haven't seen any other example of a system whose
paths.h does define _PATH_LOG, though putting it there is an obvious thing to do
and seems thoroughly harmless. I am less sanguine about syslog.h pulling in
_PATH_*, which might annoy some existing source code. The more conservative
patch would add a sysdeps files bits/syslog-path.h for it.
Created attachment 888 [details]
Ok, here you are.
Subject: Bug 2172
Module name: libc
Changes by: firstname.lastname@example.org 2006-02-23 22:50:16
misc : Makefile
misc/sys : syslog.h
bits : syslog-path.h
2006-02-23 Roland McGrath <email@example.com>
* bits/syslog-path.h: New file.
* misc/Makefile (headers): Add it.
* misc/sys/syslog.h: Include it.
(_PATH_LOG): Macro removed.
From Robert Millan <firstname.lastname@example.org>.