Qt 5.11 released -- QSettings can't save on Android

Thiago Macieira thiago at macieira.org
Wed May 23 06:27:09 PDT 2018

You may want to wait for 5.11.1 or apply the fix[1].

The reason is we're using O_TMPFILE for temporary files now, but the solution 
to materialise the file suggested in the man page[2]

                  char path[PATH_MAX];
                  fd = open("/path/to/dir", O_TMPFILE | O_RDWR,
                                          S_IRUSR | S_IWUSR);

                  /* File I/O on 'fd'... */

                  snprintf(path, PATH_MAX,  "/proc/self/fd/%d", fd);
                  linkat(AT_FDCWD, path, AT_FDCWD, "/path/for/file",

fails because Android security permissions block the link(2) and linkat(2) 
system calls. Since you can't have nice things on Android, I've disabled the 
O_TMPFILE support as well as the rename-overwrite-race-prevention one 
(renameat(2) system call also blocked and can't use link(2)).

statx(2) is also blocked, so you can't get file birth times either.

[1] http://code.qt.io/cgit/qt/qtbase.git/commit/?
[2] http://man7.org/linux/man-pages/man2/open.2.html
Thiago Macieira - thiago (AT) macieira.info - thiago (AT) kde.org
   Software Architect - Intel Open Source Technology Center

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