HEADS UP: BIND 9.4.1 imported (no threading libs)

Bjoern A. Zeeb bzeeb-lists at lists.zabbadoz.net
Sun Jun 3 16:45:13 UTC 2007


On Mon, 4 Jun 2007, LI Xin wrote:

> Bjoern A. Zeeb wrote:
>> On Sun, 3 Jun 2007, Doug Barton wrote:
>>
>> Hi,
>>
>>> Anton Yuzhaninov wrote:
>>>> Hello Doug,
>>>>
>>>> You wrote on Sunday, June 3, 2007, 3:43:21 AM:
>>>>
>>>> DB> After extensive testing, I've upgraded the BIND in the base to
>>>> version
>>>> DB> 9.4.1. This version contains a lot of performance improvements,
>>>> DB> especially for threading, so I've re-enabled it by default.
>>>>
>>>> Is there knobs to build bind without threads?
>>>
>>> I wasn't planning to add one, but if someone can show me convincing
>>> proof that it's needed, I will be glad to do so.
>>>
>>> Why would you not want it to be threaded?
>>
>> I haven't checked which part (apart from named) might need libpthread
>> (or equivalent). One thing comes to my mind:
>> having installations without a thread library installed as in
>>     WITHOUT_LIBC_R=
>>     WITHOUT_LIBPTHREAD=
>>     WITHOUT_LIBTHR=
>> (or whatever an up-to-date current would be).
>>
>> I remember that at least pppctl is one of the few other programs
>> that needs a threading library in base.
>
> I think this is somewhat OT (the original request was to build BIND
> without threads support anyway), but to answer it, what about don't
> letting the user to disable build of default threading library?

bad idea, really bad idea. I am building lots of images without any
threading library included;-)

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