weak implementation of threads has problems - kse fix attached

Scott Long scottl at freebsd.org
Tue Jun 8 05:21:42 GMT 2004

Joe Marcus Clarke wrote:
> On Tue, 2004-06-08 at 00:32, Daniel Eischen wrote:
>>On Mon, 7 Jun 2004, Sean McNeil wrote:
>>>Up front, I'd like to make a few apologies:
>>>1) I am sorry for the length of this email.
>>>2) Although some very valid opinions have been expressed, I respectfully
>>>have to disagree.  This email will hopefully strengthen my position.
>>Please stop spamming multiple lists.
>>No, I don't want to litter all our thread libraries with strong references.
>>As I've said before, build your shared libraries correctly so they don't
>>bring in the threads library.
> In order to do this, I'm a strong proponent of making -pthread the
> default PTHREAD_LIBS from 4.X and 5.X.  This will do the right thing in
> all cases, and reduces diffs among branches.  What is keeping this from
> happening from a threading standpoint?
> Joe

If you're going to change default behaviour like this then you need to
do it before 5.3 and live with the change for the entire life of 5.x.
I oppose changing it in 4.x.


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