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Date: Tue, 3 Aug 2021 21:11:48 +0200
From: bluemoon <>
Subject: Re: Compilation error with mesa 21.1.6

Am 03.08.21 um 19:35 schrieb Érico Nogueira:
> On Tue Aug 3, 2021 at 4:18 AM -03, bluemoon wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I’m trying to compile mesa 21.1.6 for i686 (Void Linux i686-musl).
>> When
>> Gallium Nine is enabled compilation fails. It works on x86_64 but they
>> branch off on 32-bit systems and use memfd. In that code they use
>> ulimit(__UL_GETOPENMAX)
> The ulimit(3) man page documents that a value of 4 doesn't have a macro
> for it but is implemented to return the max number of fds. Apparently it
> isn't up to date with the fact that glibc declares a macro, even if
> prefixed with '__'... musl definitely doesn't implement this extension
> to ulimit(3), though.
>> which is not available in musl. However, in glibc __UL_GETOPENMAX is
>> assigned the return value of
>> sysconf(_SC_OPEN_MAX)
>> (cf. sysdeps/posix/ulimit.c) which is defined in musl.
>> So before reporting this issue to the mesa developers, I would like to
>> ask if replacing the former with the latter is ok or if there is a
>> caveat I don’t see.
> That is the portable way of obtaining the value; fixing the ulimit call
> to use sysconf directly sounds like the only correct way forward. They
> are using a non-documented internal macro in a function that for some
> reason was stretched out to do more.

Thank you for your explanation. I’ll open an issue at Mesa’s GitLab 

For reference, the code in question is here:

>> Thank you!
> PS: might be worth investigating the build configuration, Alpine doesn't
> carry a patch for this part:

Alpine disables gallium-nine for all targets (line 147 in the APKBUILD) 
so they don’t need to patch.

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