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Date: Tue, 26 Jan 2016 23:24:54 +0100
From: Szabolcs Nagy <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Separate siginfo_t for MIPS

* Rich Felker <> [2015-12-15 23:34:28 -0500]:
> On Thu, Dec 10, 2015 at 01:36:33PM +0100, Szabolcs Nagy wrote:
> > * Dmitry Ivanov <> [2015-12-10 12:47:12 +0200]:
> > > MIPS has non-default siginfo_t structure. Also, some si_code values are
> > > different. This patch is required for POSIX timers to work.
> > until then i think it's enough to fix it in signal.h
> > with some dirty ifdef around these members.
> Indeed, I think a makeshift solution could work okay here and avoid
> moving this large, redundant structure into bits/signal.h. However I'd
> rather not depend on compiler-predefined macros (like __mips__ in
> Dmitry's second patch) in public headers, since we don't assume
> particular compilers for compiling applications.
> Ideally bits/signal.h would define something in the reserved namespace
> to change the behavior of the top-level signal.h. However
> bits/signal.h needs to be towards the bottom of signal.h for other
> reasons, so I don't see a really clean solution. Ideas?

workaround solution attached, only build tested

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