[erlang-patches] [PATCH] make os_mon compile on NetBSD 4.0

Björn-Egil Dahlberg <>
Mon Aug 25 11:48:08 CEST 2008


Hi Per,

I will include your patch, hopefully in the upcoming release, for memsup.

Regards,
Björn-Egil Dahlberg
Erlang/OTP

Per Hedeland wrote:
> Björn-Egil Dahlberg <> wrote:
>> os_mon is not supported for NetBSD nor is it prioritized at the moment.
>>
>> Regarding compiling error. I have compiled r12b-3 on NetBSD 3.0 and 
>> there was no errors. I do not have any 4.0 machines available so i 
>> cannot reproduce this build error.
> 
> The problem is that NetBSD had apparently forgotten its heritage in 3.x,
> but has remembered it again in 4.0 and now pre-#define's __unix__ as it
> should. This leads to the BSD4_4 #define getting pulled in from
> <sys/param.h> and subsequently the #include <vm/vm_param.h> breaking the
> compile, since there is no /usr/include/vm directory on NetBSD.
> 
> Below is a very minimal fix that allows the compile to succeed on NetBSD
> 4.0 - I don't think anyone will construe it as a commitment from the OTP
> group to support os_mon on NetBSD, in particular since any attempt to
> actually use it will just result in
> {error,{unsupported_os,{unix,netbsd}}} - but it's annoying to have the
> default build break because of this.
> 
> --Per Hedeland
> 
> --- lib/os_mon/c_src/memsup.c.orig	2007-11-26 19:55:46.000000000 +0100
> +++ lib/os_mon/c_src/memsup.c	2008-08-21 17:07:22.000000000 +0200
> @@ -98,7 +98,7 @@
>  #ifdef BSD4_4
>  #include <sys/types.h>
>  #include <sys/sysctl.h>
> -#ifndef __OpenBSD__
> +#if !defined(__OpenBSD__) && !defined(__NetBSD__)
>  #include <vm/vm_param.h>
>  #endif
>  #ifdef __FreeBSD__




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