Nginx on OpenBSD

Grzegorz Nosek grzegorz.nosek at
Fri Mar 21 11:59:00 MSK 2008

On Fri, Mar 21, 2008 at 09:41:33AM +0100, Renaud Allard wrote:
> Hello,
> When trying to compile nginx on OpenBSD (4.2 or 4.3 prerelease), I get
> the following error:
> In file included from src/os/unix/ngx_posix_config.h:74,
>                  from src/core/ngx_config.h:37,
>                  from src/core/nginx.c:7:
> /usr/include/malloc.h:4:2: #warning "<malloc.h> is obsolete, use <stdlib.h>"
> Of course, replacing <malloc.h> by <stdlib.h> in
> src/os/unix/ngx_posix_config.h solves the problem. But isn't there a way
> to detect this at configure time?
> Regards


Is there any platform that actually needs malloc.h? AFAIK, the C
standard defines malloc() in stdlib.h.

I'd vote for hardcoding stdlib.h instead of malloc.h.

Best regards,
 Grzegorz Nosek

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