std::thread error

Jeff Webb jeff.webb at
Tue Sep 29 16:04:26 UTC 2015

On 09/29/2015 12:51 AM, Sebastian Huber wrote:
> On 28/09/15 23:52, Jeff Webb wrote:
>> To me, it looks like this:
>> libgcov-interface.c includes gthr.h
>> gthr.h includes gthr-default.h.
>> gthr-default.h includes pthread.h
>> newlib/libc/include/pthread.h is found first, which does not include sched.h
>> after including pthread.h, gthr-default.h tries to reference sched_yield
>>   i.e.: "__gthrw(sched_yield)"
>> gthr-default.h then includes sched.h later in the file.
>> sched.h defines sched_yield, but it is too late.
>> Of course, I could easily be confused.
> The --enable-threads=posix is largely untested. I never used it myself. There is a probably a bug in the Newlib <pthread.h>, see also
> "Inclusion of the <pthread.h> header will make visible symbols defined in the headers <sched.h> and <time.h>."

Thanks for the pointer.  I have made some progress.  With the following change to newlib-cygwin.git, I was able to use the source builder to build the 4.11/rtems-arm tool suite with --enable-threads=posix.

$ git diff
diff --git a/newlib/libc/include/pthread.h b/newlib/libc/include/pthread.h
index db1f9c1..a5733d5 100644
--- a/newlib/libc/include/pthread.h
+++ b/newlib/libc/include/pthread.h
@@ -30,6 +30,7 @@ extern "C" {
  #if defined(_POSIX_THREADS)
  #include <sys/types.h>
+#include <sched.h>
  #include <time.h>
  #include <sys/sched.h>
  #include <sys/cdefs.h>

I was then able to successfully rebuild RTEMS for the zedboard as I did before.  I was also able to compile and run the POSIX examples in examples-v2, as before.

When compiling my own C++ test application I also discovered another issue in:


It looks like a const is omitted, when compared to my linux version:

int     _EXFUN(pthread_setschedparam,
         (pthread_t __pthread, int __policy, struct sched_param *__param));

The POSIX spec Sebastian referenced above seems to indicate that we need a const:

int   pthread_setschedparam(pthread_t, int, const struct sched_param *);

After removing consts from my C++ code, I was able to get my sample application to compile.  However, when I run it, I get this error message:

terminate called after throwing an instance of 'std::system_error'
   what():  Enable multithreading to use std::thread: Not owner

Now I'm trying to track down the source of this error.  Any ideas?



More information about the users mailing list