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  Adding configuration support
dnl 
dnl  ACX_PTHREAD([ACTION-IF-FOUND[, ACTION-IF-NOT-FOUND]])
dnl 
dnl Description
dnl 
dnl This macro figures out how to build C programs using POSIX threads. It
dnl sets the PTHREAD_LIBS output variable to the threads library and linker
dnl flags, and the PTHREAD_CFLAGS output variable to any special C compiler
dnl flags that are needed. (The user can also force certain compiler
dnl flags/libs to be tested by setting these environment variables.)
dnl 
dnl Also sets PTHREAD_CC to any special C compiler that is needed for
dnl multi-threaded programs (defaults to the value of CC otherwise). (This is
dnl necessary on AIX to use the special cc_r compiler alias.)
dnl 
dnl NOTE: You are assumed to not only compile your program with these flags,
dnl but also link it with them as well. e.g. you should link with $PTHREAD_CC
dnl $CFLAGS $PTHREAD_CFLAGS $LDFLAGS ... $PTHREAD_LIBS $LIBS
dnl 
dnl If you are only building threads programs, you may wish to use these
dnl variables in your default LIBS, CFLAGS, and CC:
dnl 
dnl        LIBS="$PTHREAD_LIBS $LIBS"
dnl        CFLAGS="$CFLAGS $PTHREAD_CFLAGS"
dnl        CC="$PTHREAD_CC"
dnl 
dnl In addition, if the PTHREAD_CREATE_JOINABLE thread-attribute constant
dnl has a nonstandard name, defines PTHREAD_CREATE_JOINABLE to that name
dnl (e.g. PTHREAD_CREATE_UNDETACHED on AIX).
dnl 
dnl ACTION-IF-FOUND is a list of shell commands to run if a threads library
dnl is found, and ACTION-IF-NOT-FOUND is a list of commands to run it if it
dnl is not found. If ACTION-IF-FOUND is not specified, the default action
dnl will define HAVE_PTHREAD.
dnl 
dnl Please let the authors know if this macro fails on any platform, or if
dnl you have any other suggestions or comments. This macro was based on work
dnl by SGJ on autoconf scripts for FFTW (www.fftw.org) (with help from M.
dnl Frigo), as well as ac_pthread and hb_pthread macros posted by AFC to the
dnl autoconf macro repository. We are also grateful for the helpful feedback
dnl of numerous users.
dnl 
dnl Version: 1.8 (last modified: 2003-05-21)
dnl Author: Steven G. Johnson <stevenj@alum.mit.edu> and
dnl         Alejandro Forero Cuervo <bachue@bachue.com>
dnl 
dnl from http://www.gnu.org/software/ac-archive/htmldoc/index.html
dnl 
dnl License:
dnl GNU General Public License
dnl [http://www.gnu.org/software/ac-archive/htmldoc/COPYING.html]
dnl with this special exception
dnl [http://www.gnu.org/software/ac-archive/htmldoc/COPYING-Exception.html]. 
dnl 

AC_DEFUN([ACX_PTHREAD], [
AC_REQUIRE([AC_CANONICAL_HOST])
AC_LANG_SAVE
AC_LANG_C
acx_pthread_ok=no

# We used to check for pthread.h first, but this fails if pthread.h
# requires special compiler flags (e.g. on True64 or Sequent).
# It gets checked for in the link test anyway.

# First of all, check if the user has set any of the PTHREAD_LIBS,
# etcetera environment variables, and if threads linking works using
# them:
if test x"$PTHREAD_LIBS$PTHREAD_CFLAGS" != x; then
        save_CFLAGS="$CFLAGS"
        CFLAGS="$CFLAGS $PTHREAD_CFLAGS"
        save_LIBS="$LIBS"
        LIBS="$PTHREAD_LIBS $LIBS"
        AC_MSG_CHECKING([for pthread_join in LIBS=$PTHREAD_LIBS with CFLAGS=$PTHREAD_CFLAGS])
        AC_TRY_LINK_FUNC(pthread_join, acx_pthread_ok=yes)
        AC_MSG_RESULT($acx_pthread_ok)
        if test x"$acx_pthread_ok" = xno; then
                PTHREAD_LIBS=""
                PTHREAD_CFLAGS=""
        fi
        LIBS="$save_LIBS"
        CFLAGS="$save_CFLAGS"
fi

# We must check for the threads library under a number of different
# names; the ordering is very important because some systems
# (e.g. DEC) have both -lpthread and -lpthreads, where one of the
# libraries is broken (non-POSIX).

# Create a list of thread flags to try.  Items starting with a "-" are
# C compiler flags, and other items are library names, except for "none"
# which indicates that we try without any flags at all.

acx_pthread_flags="pthreads none -Kthread -kthread lthread -pthread -pthreads -mthreads pthread --thread-safe -mt"

# The ordering *is* (sometimes) important.  Some notes on the
# individual items follow:

# pthreads: AIX (must check this before -lpthread)
# none: in case threads are in libc; should be tried before -Kthread and
#       other compiler flags to prevent continual compiler warnings
# -Kthread: Sequent (threads in libc, but -Kthread needed for pthread.h)
# -kthread: FreeBSD kernel threads (preferred to -pthread since SMP-able)
# lthread: LinuxThreads port on FreeBSD (also preferred to -pthread)
# -pthread: Linux/gcc (kernel threads), BSD/gcc (userland threads)
# -pthreads: Solaris/gcc
# -mthreads: Mingw32/gcc, Lynx/gcc
# -mt: Sun Workshop C (may only link SunOS threads [-lthread], but it
#      doesn't hurt to check since this sometimes defines pthreads too;
#      also defines -D_REENTRANT)
# pthread: Linux, etcetera
# --thread-safe: KAI C++

case "${host_cpu}-${host_os}" in
        *solaris*)

        # On Solaris (at least, for some versions), libc contains stubbed
        # (non-functional) versions of the pthreads routines, so link-based
        # tests will erroneously succeed.  (We need to link with -pthread or
        # -lpthread.)  (The stubs are missing pthread_cleanup_push, or rather
        # a function called by this macro, so we could check for that, but
        # who knows whether they'll stub that too in a future libc.)  So,
        # we'll just look for -pthreads and -lpthread first:

        acx_pthread_flags="-pthread -pthreads pthread -mt $acx_pthread_flags"
        ;;
esac

if test x"$acx_pthread_ok" = xno; then
for flag in $acx_pthread_flags; do

        case $flag in
                none)
                AC_MSG_CHECKING([whether pthreads work without any flags])
                ;;

                -*)
                AC_MSG_CHECKING([whether pthreads work with $flag])
                PTHREAD_CFLAGS="$flag"
                ;;

                *)
                AC_MSG_CHECKING([for the pthreads library -l$flag])
                PTHREAD_LIBS="-l$flag"
                ;;
        esac

        save_LIBS="$LIBS"
        save_CFLAGS="$CFLAGS"
        LIBS="$PTHREAD_LIBS $LIBS"
        CFLAGS="$CFLAGS $PTHREAD_CFLAGS"

        # Check for various functions.  We must include pthread.h,
        # since some functions may be macros.  (On the Sequent, we
        # need a special flag -Kthread to make this header compile.)
        # We check for pthread_join because it is in -lpthread on IRIX
        # while pthread_create is in libc.  We check for pthread_attr_init
        # due to DEC craziness with -lpthreads.  We check for
        # pthread_cleanup_push because it is one of the few pthread
        # functions on Solaris that doesn't have a non-functional libc stub.
        # We try pthread_create on general principles.
        AC_TRY_LINK([#include <pthread.h>],
                    [pthread_t th; pthread_join(th, 0);
                     pthread_attr_init(0); pthread_cleanup_push(0, 0);
                     pthread_create(0,0,0,0); pthread_cleanup_pop(0); ],
                    [acx_pthread_ok=yes])

        LIBS="$save_LIBS"
        CFLAGS="$save_CFLAGS"

        AC_MSG_RESULT($acx_pthread_ok)
        if test "x$acx_pthread_ok" = xyes; then
                break;
        fi

        PTHREAD_LIBS=""
        PTHREAD_CFLAGS=""
done
fi

# Various other checks:
if test "x$acx_pthread_ok" = xyes; then
        save_LIBS="$LIBS"
        LIBS="$PTHREAD_LIBS $LIBS"
        save_CFLAGS="$CFLAGS"
        CFLAGS="$CFLAGS $PTHREAD_CFLAGS"

        # Detect AIX lossage: threads are created detached by default
        # and the JOINABLE attribute has a nonstandard name (UNDETACHED).
        AC_MSG_CHECKING([for joinable pthread attribute])
        AC_TRY_LINK([#include <pthread.h>],
                    [int attr=PTHREAD_CREATE_JOINABLE;],
                    ok=PTHREAD_CREATE_JOINABLE, ok=unknown)
        if test x"$ok" = xunknown; then
                AC_TRY_LINK([#include <pthread.h>],
                            [int attr=PTHREAD_CREATE_UNDETACHED;],
                            ok=PTHREAD_CREATE_UNDETACHED, ok=unknown)
        fi
        if test x"$ok" != xPTHREAD_CREATE_JOINABLE; then
                AC_DEFINE(PTHREAD_CREATE_JOINABLE, $ok,
                          [Define to the necessary symbol if this constant
                           uses a non-standard name on your system.])
        fi
        AC_MSG_RESULT(${ok})
        if test x"$ok" = xunknown; then
                AC_MSG_WARN([we do not know how to create joinable pthreads])
        fi

        AC_MSG_CHECKING([if more special flags are required for pthreads])
        flag=no
        case "${host_cpu}-${host_os}" in
                *-aix* | *-freebsd*)     flag="-D_THREAD_SAFE";;
                *solaris* | *-osf* | *-hpux*) flag="-D_REENTRANT";;
        esac
        AC_MSG_RESULT(${flag})
        if test "x$flag" != xno; then
                PTHREAD_CFLAGS="$flag $PTHREAD_CFLAGS"
        fi

        LIBS="$save_LIBS"
        CFLAGS="$save_CFLAGS"

        # More AIX lossage: must compile with cc_r
        AC_CHECK_PROG(PTHREAD_CC, cc_r, cc_r, ${CC})
else
        PTHREAD_CC="$CC"
fi

AC_SUBST(PTHREAD_LIBS)
AC_SUBST(PTHREAD_CFLAGS)
AC_SUBST(PTHREAD_CC)

# Finally, execute ACTION-IF-FOUND/ACTION-IF-NOT-FOUND:
if test x"$acx_pthread_ok" = xyes; then
        ifelse([$1],,AC_DEFINE(HAVE_PTHREAD,1,[Define if you have POSIX threads libraries and header files.]),[$1])
        :
else
        acx_pthread_ok=no
        $2
fi
AC_LANG_RESTORE
])dnl ACX_PTHREAD

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