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Date: Wed, 3 Jan 2018 20:51:45 +0100
From: Jens Gustedt <>
Subject: Re: pthread_attr_[g|s]etaffinity_np

Hello Szabolcs,

On Wed, 3 Jan 2018 18:41:18 +0100 Szabolcs Nagy <> wrote:

> * Jens Gustedt <> [2018-01-03 16:08:22 +0100]:
> > when trying to link against OpenMP (gomp to be more precise) I ran
> > into undefined-symbol errors for these functions. For the moment I
> > am avoiding this problem by adding some weak aliases that do
> > nothing and return ENOSYS.  
> i think libgomp detects support at configure time
> so if you build gcc against musl you should get a
> dummy implementation of the affinity stuff but at
> least it links. (and then all libgomp tests pass
> with gcc-6 and gcc-7)

Ok, that explains why it hasn't yet hurt people. I am testing on a
mixed environment, debian with musl in /usr/local. For all other
things static linking gcc stuff (libatomic e.g) works fine, I just ran
into that one.

The downside of these interfaces is that the state for these calls is
kept in the cpu_set_t argument. This would have to be copied /
allocated to the pthread_attr_t. That in turn would drag in malloc
etc. and thereby complicate things for the type (need for a pointer
"field") and pthread_attr_destroy (avoid memory leak).

So probably I'll keep the trivial wrappers with weak symbols inside my
own interface to OpenMP.


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