[PATCH] set HAVE___ATTRIBUTE__ for heimdal

Douglas Bagnall douglas.bagnall at catalyst.net.nz
Mon Mar 7 22:38:07 UTC 2016

The other day I wrote:

> For what it's worth, gcc-6 is currently broken in other ways and
> doesn't compile Samba without spurious patches.

but I was wrong. It turns out gcc-6 was noticing actual problems,
specifically in code like this:

#define UNREACHABLE(x)

#ifndef HAVE___ATTRIBUTE__
#define __attribute__(x)

_hx509_abort (const char *, ...)
     __attribute__ ((noreturn, format (printf, 1, 2)));

_hx509_expr_eval(hx509_context context, hx509_env env, struct hx_expr *expr)
    switch (expr->op) {
	_hx509_abort("hx509 eval expr with unknown op: %d", (int)expr->op);
	UNREACHABLE(return 0);

where it turns out that HAVE____ATTRIBUTE__ is not defined, hence gcc
doesn't know _hx509_abort won't return and it looks like the default
case fails to return int. Whether older compilers were cleverer in
working out for themselves that _hx509_abort aborted or stupider in
not knowing when to warn, I don't know.

By the way, I found a non-existent attribute in the conf.CHECK_CODE
block doesn't cause an error, so the previous two checks
that the attributes actually mean anything. In other words, all three
checks are essentially identical.

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