Build fails due to offsetof parsing error


I am building gobject-introspection on QNX, and have run into what appears to be a parsing problem on the following code in dirent.h:

 * Calculate the full size of a dirent structure.
 * @param   len The length of the name field, including the terminating NUL
 * @return  The aligned length of the entry
static inline _Sizet
dirent_calc_reclen(_Sizet const __len)
    _Sizet const align = sizeof(_Uint64t) - 1UL;
    return ((offsetof(struct dirent, d_name) + __len) + align) & ~align;

The error is

/data/sdp/usr/include/dirent.h:239: syntax error, unexpected STRUCT in '    return ((__builtin_offsetof(struct dirent,d_name) + __len) + align) & ~align;' at 'struct'                                                       
Traceback (most recent call last):                                         
  File "/home/elahav/src/gtk/gobject-introspection/build/tools/g-ir-scanner", line 99, in <module>
  File "/home/elahav/src/gtk/gobject-introspection/build/giscanner/", line 608, in scanner_main
    shlibs = create_binary(transformer, options, args)
  File "/home/elahav/src/gtk/gobject-introspection/build/giscanner/", line 434, in create_binary
    shlibs = resolve_shlibs(options, binary, options.libraries)
  File "/home/elahav/src/gtk/gobject-introspection/build/giscanner/", line 170, in resolve_shlibs
    _resolve_non_libtool(options, binary, non_libtool))                   
  File "/home/elahav/src/gtk/gobject-introspection/build/giscanner/", line 106, in _resolve_non_libtool
    output = subprocess.check_output(args)                      
  File "/system/lib/python3.11/", line 466, in check_output
    return run(*popenargs, stdout=PIPE, timeout=timeout, check=True,
  File "/system/lib/python3.11/", line 548, in run         
    with Popen(*popenargs, **kwargs) as process:                                                                                                      
  File "/system/lib/python3.11/", line 1024, in __init__
    self._execute_child(args, executable, preexec_fn, close_fds,                                                                                      
  File "/system/lib/python3.11/", line 1901, in _execute_child                              
    raise child_exception_type(errno_num, err_msg, err_filename)

Is this a limitation of the scanner?


Yes; the introspection scanner is not a full C parser, it only understands declarations and static inlines tend to confuse it.

Thanks for the quick response. Any workaround? Is there perhaps a symbol that I can wrap around these (#ifndef GOBJECT_INROSPECTION or some such) so that the scanner skips the functions?

Yes, you can use:

#ifndef __GI_SCANNER__

// symbol to hide when running the introspection scanner

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That worked, thanks!

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