Valgrind for FreeBSD

Garrett Rooney rooneg at
Fri Apr 9 17:20:58 PDT 2004

On Apr 9, 2004, at 7:07 AM, Doug Rabson wrote:

> As some of you might be aware, recently I've been working on porting 
> the
> excellent valgrind debugger to FreeBSD (both -stable and -current). If
> you are interested in trying it out, you can find details on how to get
> the latest version at Enjoy...

For anyone trying to build on FreeBSD 5.1, it requires a small tweak, 
since libc_r in that version did not have support for 
pthread_spinlock_t's.  I believe this is the correct change, since 
__FreeBSD_version 501107 seems to be the next bump after the addition 
of pthread_spinlock_t support.


Index: coregrind/arch/x86-freebsd/vg_libpthread.c
--- coregrind/arch/x86-freebsd/vg_libpthread.c  (revision 325)
+++ coregrind/arch/x86-freebsd/vg_libpthread.c  (working copy)
@@ -2774,7 +2774,7 @@

  /* POSIX spinlocks, taken from glibc linuxthreads/sysdeps/i386 */

-#if __FreeBSD__ == 5
+#if __FreeBSD_version >= 501107
  int pthread_spin_init(pthread_spinlock_t *lockp, int pshared)
     struct pthread_spinlock *lock = my_malloc(sizeof(struct 

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