FreeBSD Port: bind9-9.3.0_1

Doug Barton dougb at
Thu Mar 3 19:39:56 PST 2005

Joshua Coombs wrote:
> Current testing in house seems to prove out running bind 9.3.0 threaded 
> on FreeBSD 4.9-p11.  Looking at cvsweb it seems the lockout on threading 
> was implimented 2+ years ago, based on the fact that threading support 
> was listed as experimental.  Given our testing, instead of just doing an 
> OS Version test, should threading be a user controllable variable, if 
> not enabled by default?  In our high load enviroment, threaded bind is a 
> vast improvement in performance, and reliability as we don't stop 
> responding to dns at cache-clean intervals.
> Joshua Coombs

I was planning to make the change to a user-configurable option when ISC 
releases 9.3.1, which contains a critical fix to the threading model on 
FreeBSD. Does that sound ok to you?



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