[Bug 885474] make bails with *** INTERNAL: readdir: Bad file descriptor

Philip Prindeville philipp_subx at redfish-solutions.com
Tue Sep 3 04:26:38 UTC 2013

On Sep 2, 2013, at 8:46 AM, Ralf Corsepius <rc040203 at freenet.de> wrote:

> On 09/02/2013 10:29 AM, Florian Weimer wrote:
>> On 09/01/2013 07:10 PM, Ralf Corsepius wrote:
>>>  "Deps on dirs" work on local Linux file systems, but doesn't work on
>>> linux nfs and is known to not have worked with local files systems on
>>> other *nices.
>> Ugh.  Does it really have to be this way?
> You mean the diagnostics or make's behavior?
> All I says "Deps on dirs" have been an issue ever since and are a latent threat to all manually written make rules. I recall automake once (10yrs+ ago?) was affected by this issue, which had caused automake to introduce using deps on ".dirstamp" files.
> It's just thanks to the fact, other *nices and other OSes' makes have become less common, which lets people forget about this issue.
> As long as developers only work with gmake on local filesystems on Linux, they won't ever see trip over this issue.

Except that I was using a local filesystem, and saw it anyway.


>> But surely we can provide a
>> better diagnostic.
> Sure ;)
> Ralf
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