[PATCH] Fix hang of Samba build due to automount and -I/

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Sun Oct 28 03:22:26 MDT 2012

(moving to samba-technical)
On Fri, 2012-10-26 at 07:55 +1100, Andrew Bartlett wrote:
> On Thu, 2012-10-25 at 17:45 +0100, Edward Ashley wrote:
> > Hi,
> > Thanks for that, the latest output is quite long but ends up with this:
> > 
> > [pid 22991] open("../lib/uid_wrapper/net/if.h", O_RDONLY|O_NOCTTY) = -1
> > ENOENT (No such file or directory)
> > [pid 22991] open("default/dynconfig/net/if.h", O_RDONLY|O_NOCTTY) = -1
> > ENOENT (No such file or directory)
> > [pid 22991] open("../dynconfig/net/if.h", O_RDONLY|O_NOCTTY) = -1 ENOENT
> > (No such file or directory)
> > [pid 22991] open("/net/if.h", O_RDONLY|O_NOCTTY
> THIS is the critical clue.  The problem is caused by two things:
> automount and " -I/"
> We need to work out how -I/ got into the gcc command line (ie, what
> dependency declared -I/).
> Now I know what I'm looking for, I'll go hunting.

I'm very glad to say, the generation of -I/ is not host-dependent, and
so while I don't see a hang here, I do see the -I/ and can remove it.

The attached patch fixes this for me, removing a depends_on=PIDL_MISC

What I need to work out is why, and what exactly the original intent
was.  It was introduced with the rather unhelpful commit message:

commit 9129c3b3b6d8a1cdfb7a6500ef4eb20075aa2d53
Author: Andrew Tridgell <tridge at samba.org>
Date:   Wed Mar 17 21:46:38 2010 +1100

    build: fixes from ita

and even at the time PIDL_MISC never appeared anywhere else in the

As Samba seems to build fine without it (from scratch) I'm inclined to
remove this line, and just get on with other issues, but I would
appreciate it if someone can give me a more complete explanation.  My
only guess is that this non-existent dependency somehow produces / as an
include path. 

Anyway, if you can confirm this fixes the issue for you, it would be
most helpful.


Andrew Bartlett
Andrew Bartlett                                http://samba.org/~abartlet/
Authentication Developer, Samba Team           http://samba.org

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