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From wr...@apache.org
Subject svn commit: r661011 - /apr/apr/branches/1.3.x/STATUS
Date Wed, 28 May 2008 16:37:31 GMT
Author: wrowe
Date: Wed May 28 09:37:31 2008
New Revision: 661011

URL: http://svn.apache.org/viewvc?rev=661011&view=rev
Log:
Make consistent to apr/branches/1.2.x/STATUS, while the full STATUS picture
lives on trunk/.  nearly there

Modified:
    apr/apr/branches/1.3.x/STATUS

Modified: apr/apr/branches/1.3.x/STATUS
URL: http://svn.apache.org/viewvc/apr/apr/branches/1.3.x/STATUS?rev=661011&r1=661010&r2=661011&view=diff
==============================================================================
--- apr/apr/branches/1.3.x/STATUS [utf-8] (original)
+++ apr/apr/branches/1.3.x/STATUS [utf-8] Wed May 28 09:37:31 2008
@@ -2,18 +2,19 @@
 Last modified at [$Date$]
 
 Releases:
-    1.3.0     : in development
-    1.2.12    : in maintenance
+
+    1.3.0     : tagged May 28, 2008
+    1.2.12    : released November 25, 2007
     1.2.11    : released September 6, 2007
     1.2.10    : not released
-    1.2.9     : tagged June 4, 2007
+    1.2.9     : released June 7, 2007
     1.2.8     : released December 4, 2006
     1.2.7     : released April 14, 2006
-    1.2.6     : released March 25, 2006
+    1.2.6     : released March 25, 2006 
     1.2.5     : not released
     1.2.4     : not released
     1.2.3     : not released
-    1.2.2     : released October 11, 2005 
+    1.2.2     : released October 11, 2005
     1.2.1     : released August 18, 2005
     1.2.0     : not released
     1.1.2     : no such version
@@ -89,391 +90,6 @@
         sock : One test fails for IPv6 with no IPv6 adapter configured
 
 
-ONGOING REMINDERS FOR STYLE/SUBSTANCE OF CONTRIBUTING TO APR:
-
-    * Flush out the test suite and make sure it passes on all platforms.
-      We currently have about 450 functions in APR and 147 tests.  That
-      means we have a large number of functions that we can't verify are
-      actually portable.  This TODO includes finishing the migration to the
-      unified test suite, and adding more tests to make the suite
-      comprehensive.
-
-    * Eliminate the TODO's and XXX's by using the doxygen @bug feature
-      to allow us to better track the open issues, and provide historical
-      bug lists that help porters understand what was wrong in the old
-      versions of APR that they would be upgrading from.
-
-    * Continue to review, deprecate and eliminate from 2.0 all namespace
-      un-protected names throughout include/apr_foo.h headers.
-
-
-RELEASE NON-SHOWSTOPPERS BUT WOULD BE REAL NICE TO WRAP THESE UP:
-
-    * Need some architecture/OS specific versions of the atomic operations.
-	progress: generic, solaris Sparc, FreeBSD5, linux, and OS/390 done
-	need: AIX, AS400, HPUX
-
-    * The new lock API is a full replacement for the old API, but is
-      not yet complete on all platforms. Components that are incomplete
-      or missing include:
-      Netware: apr_proc_mutex_*() (Is proc_mutex unnecessary on Netware?)
-		* proc_mutex is not necessary on NetWare since the OS does
-		  not support processes.  The proc_mutex APIs actually
-		  redirect to the thread_mutex APIs. (bnicholes)
-      OS/2: apr_thread_cond_*(), apr_proc_mutex_*()
-
-      Less critical components that we may wish to add at some point:
-      Beos: apr_thread_rwlock_try*lock()
-            apr_proc_mutex_trylock()
-      Unix: apr_thread_rwlock_*() for platforms w/o rwlocks in pthread
-
-    * Need to contemplate apr_strftime... platforms vary.  OtherBill
-      suggested this solution (but has no time to implement):
-        Document our list of 'supported' escapes.
-        Run some autoconf/m4 magic against the complete list we support.
-        Move the strftime re-implementation from time/win32 to time/unix.
-        Add some APR_HAVE_STRFTIME magic to use the system fn, or fail
-        over to time/unix/strftime.c.
-        Message-ID: <025e01c1a891$bf41f660$94c0b0d0@v505>
-
-    * Using reentrant libraries with non-threaded APR
-        - Anecdotal evidence exists that suggests it is bad to
-          mix reentrant and non-reentrant libraries and therefore
-          we should always use the reentrant versions.
-        - Unfortunately, on some platforms (AIX 4.2.1) defining
-          the reentrant flag (-D_THREAD_SAFE) causes builds to fail,
-          and so one would expect --disable-threads to fix this.
-          Although this has been fixed for that particular version
-          of AIX, it may be useful to only enable the reentrant
-          versions when threads are enabled.
-        How will we deal with this issue once APR becomes a standalone
-        library? It is perfectly legitimate to have apps needing
-        both versions (threaded/reentrant and non-threaded/non-reentrant)
-        on the same machine.
-        Wrowe chuckles, uhm, it already is.  And seems most have shifted
-        to shipping threaded builds, of at least apr itself.
-
-    * Pools debugging
-        - Find a way to do check if a pool is used in multiple
-          threads, while the creation flags say it isn't.  IOW,
-          when the pool was created with APR_POOL_FNEWALLOCATOR,
-          but without APR_POOL_FLOCK.
-          Currently, no matter what the creation flags say, we always
-          create a lock.  Without it integrity_check() and
-          apr_pool_num_bytes() blow up (because they traverse pools
-          child lists that possibly belong to another thread, in
-          combination with the pool having no lock).  However,
-          this might actually hide problems like creating a child pool
-          of a pool belonging to another thread.
-          Maybe a debug function apr_pool_set_owner(apr_thread_t *) in
-          combination with extra checks in integrity_check() will point
-          out these problems.  apr_pool_set_owner() would need to be called
-          everytime the owner(the thread the pool is being used in) of
-          the pool changes.
-
-        - Implement apr_pool_join and apr_pool_lock.  Those functions
-          are noops at the moment.
-
-        - Add stats to the pools code.  We already have basic stats
-          in debug mode.  Stats that tell us about wasted memory
-          in the production code require more thought.
-            Status: Sander Striker is looking into this (low priority)
-
-        David says this is a 1.1 issue.
-
-    * Get OTHER_CHILD support into Win32
-        Status: Bill S. is looking into this
-
-    * SysV semaphore support isn't usable by Apache when started as
-      root because we don't have a way to allow the semaphore to be
-      used by the configured User and Group.  Current work-around:
-      change the initial permissions to 0666.  Needed code:  See
-      1.3's http_main.c, SysV sem flavor of accept_mutex_init().
-      Status: Jim will look into this
-      Update: Apache deals with this itself, though it might be nice
-              if APR could do something.
-
-    * Build scripts do not recognise AIX 4.2.1 pthreads
-      Justin says: "Is this still true?"
-
-    * FirstBill says we need a new procattr, APR_CREATE_SUSPENDED (or
-      something similar) to direct ap_create_process to create the
-      process suspended. We also need a call to wake up the suspended 
-      process.  This may not be able to be implemented everywhere though.
-        Status: OtherBill asks, why?  What is the benefit, how is it
-        portably implemented?  Unless this creates some tangible that
-        mirrors another platform, then I'm -1.
-
-    * Replace tables with a proper opaque ADT that has pluggable
-      implementations (including something like the existing data type,
-      plus hash tables for speed, with options for more later).
-	Status: fanf is working on this.
-
-    * add a version number to apr_initialize() as an extra failsafe against
-      (APR) library version skew.
-      MsgID: <Pine.LNX.4.10.10005231712380.31927-100000@nebula.lyra.org>
-      Status: Greg -1, Jeff +1, Ryan +1, Tony -0(?), david +1
-
-    * add apr_crypt() and APR_HAS_CRYPT for apps to determine whether the
-      crypt() function is available, and a way to call it (whether it is
-      located in libc, libcrypt, or libufc)
-      Justin says: Should apr_crypt() be in apr-util?
-      Wrowe answers: of course!  It's called openssl DES_fcrypt ;-)
-
-    * use os_(un)cork in network_io/unix/sendrecv.c for FreeBSD's
-      sendfile implementation.
-
-      david: The socket options stuff is now in and using it should
-             reduce the number of syscalls that are required for 
-             os_cork and uncork, so the code should be reviewed to
-             make use of the new calls.  If no-one beats me to it I'll
-             get around to it soonish...
-
-    * toss the per-Makefile setup of INCLUDES; shift to rules.mk.in
-        rbb: This is a bad thing IMHO.  If we do this, then we
-             can't use these makefiles for anything else.  For example,
-             apr-util
-
-    * add the rest of the pool accessor declare/impl macros.
-      Justin says: Both thread and file have the accessors now.  Any others?
-      Status: Greg volunteers
-
-    * I think apr_open_stderr() and friends *should* dup() the
-      descriptor.  That would allow the new/returned file to be closed
-      (via pool cleanup or manually) without accidentally closing
-      stderr/out.
-      wrowe: votes -1, reasons directly manipulate this through APR
-
-    * need to export (in code, not just build scripts) the shared
-      library extension (e.g. ".so") for the platform. clients need to
-      use this to construct filenames to pass to apr_dso_load()
-      -- note on Win32 we distinguish 'apache module' names from other 
-         'loadable module' names, so be careful with Apache's directive.
-         AIX, HPUX may use similar (.so for a 'module's name while the
-         defaults .a or .sl are used for libs.)
-
-    * Possible gmtime_r replacement in explode_time
-      On Solaris (and possibly others), the gmtime_r libc function obtains
-      a mutex.  We have seen 21/25 threads being blocked in this mutex on 
-      a threaded httpd MPM when requesting static pages.  It may be worth 
-      it to hand optimize this since there is no real need for a mutex at 
-      the system level (straight arithmetic from what I can tell).  If you 
-      have access to the Solaris source code:
-        osnet_volume/usr/src/lib/libc/port/gen/time_comm.c.
-
-    * Add a way to query APR for what features it has at runtime (i.e. 
-      threads).
-      Justin says: I'm not completely sold on this, but it has been mentioned 
-                   before and at least added to STATUS.
-
-    * apr_xlate.h generates a bunch of compiler warnings.
-      Jeff asks: which platform?
-      Justin says: Solaris with Forte 6.1.
-
-    * fcntl() oddness on Solaris.  Under high loads, fcntl() decides to
-      return error code 46 (ENOLCK).
-
-      httpd (prefork MPM) error log says (predictably):
-
-      (46)No record locks available: couldn't grab the accept mutex
- 
-      All of the children report this and subsequently exits.  httpd is now 
-      hosed.  AFAICT, this does not look to be an out-of-fds error.
- 
-      Solaris's man page says:
-        ENOLCK
-           The  cmd argument is F_SETLK, F_SETLK64, F_SETLKW,  or
-           F_SETLKW64  and  satisfying the lock or unlock request
-           would result in the number of locked  regions  in  the
-           system exceeding a system-imposed limit.
-
-      Justin says: What is this system-imposed limit and how do we change it?
-                   This gives me more rationale for switching the default
-                   interprocess lock mechanism to pthread (if available).
-
-      Explanation (from Kristofer Spinka <kspinka@style.net>):
-      ============
-        The system imposed default limit of outstanding lock requests is
-        512.
-        You can verify this by, in a contemporary version of Solaris:
-
-        # mdb -k
-        > tune_t_flckrec/D
-        tune_t_flckrec:
-        tune_t_flckrec: 512
-
-        This can be increased by adding the following to /etc/system:
-
-        set tune_t_flckrec=1024
-
-        and rebooting.
-
-        Of course "1024" can be any reasonable limit, although we do not know
-        what "reasonable" should be, so be conservative, only increase this as
-        necessary.
-
-    * Generate a good bug report to send to the FreeBSD hackers that details
-      the problems we have seen with threads and system calls (specifically
-      sendfile data is corrupted).  From our analysis so far, we don't think 
-      that this is an APR issue, but rather a FreeBSD kernel issue.  Our
-      current solution is to just disable threads across the board on
-      FreeBSD.
-
-      MsgID: <20010828091959.D17570@ebuilt.com>
-        Status: Fixed in -CURRENT.  MFC in about a week.  Continuing
-                testing with threads on FreeBSD.
-
-                FreeBSD PR kern/32684:
-                  http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/query-pr.cgi?pr=kern/32684
-
-    * There are some optimizations that can be done to the new
-      apr_proc_*() functions (on UNIX). One that may reduce pointer
-      indirection would be to make the apr_proc_mutex_unix_lock_methods_t
-      first-class members of the apr_proc_mutex_t structure.
-
-    * Condition variables are tricky enough to use, and even trickier
-      to implement properly. We could really use a better test case
-      for those subtle quirks that sometimes creep into CV implementations.
-
-    * Once we are fully satisfied with the new lock API, we can
-      begin to migrate the old API to be implemented on top of the
-      new one, or just decide to get rid of it altogether.
-      
-    * FreeBSD returns 45 (EOPNOTSUPP) when the lockfile is on a NFS
-      partition when you call fcntl(F_SETLKW).  It may be good if we 
-      can somehow detect this and error out when creating the lock
-      rather than waiting for the error to occur when acquiring lock.
-
-    * Fix autoconf tests for strerror_r on BeOS and remove the hack in
-      misc/unix/errorcodes.c to get error reporting working.  Committed as
-      the solution is elusive at present.
-
-    * implement APR_PROGRAM_ENV and APR_PROGRAM_PATH on BeOS, OS/2, Netware
-
-    * stat() on a few platforms (notably Solaris and AIX) succeeds for
-      a non-directory even if a trailing '/' was specified in the
-      name.  APR should perhaps simulate the normal -1/ENOTDIR
-      behavior in APR routines which retrieve information about the
-      file.  Note: Win2K fails GetFileAttributesEx in this scenario.
-      See OtherBill's comments in this message to dev@httpd.apache.org:
-      Message-Id: <5.1.0.14.2.20020315080852.00bce168@localhost>
-
-    * Identify and implement those protection bits that have general 
-        usefulness, perhaps hidden, generic read-only [immutable],
-        effective current user permissions, etc.
-
-    * dso getsym implementation are becoming very strict about returning
-      a fn pointer v.s. a data pointer, this should be split in apr_dso.
-
-Interface Changes Postponed for APR 2.0:
-
-    * apr_atomic_casptr() has the volatile qualifier in the wrong
-      place: should take "pointer to volatile pointer to void", not
-      "pointer to pointer to volatile void".
-
-    * apr_socket_sendfile(): the offset parameter should not be
-      pass-by-reference, or it should be updated to do something
-      useful.
-
-    * apr_password_get(): the bufsize parameter should not be
-      pass-by-reference.
-
-    * apr_allocator.h: apr_memnode_t's use of uint32_t's doesn't match
-      well with allocation sizes being apr_size_t, possibly this can
-      be improved by using apr_size_t throughout.
-
-    * apr_hash_count() should take a const apr_hash_t * argument.
-
-    * apr_ino_t should be an ino64_t in LFS builds.
-
-    * possible type renames:
-
-        apr_file_info_t                  from apr_finfo_t 
-        apr_file_attrs_t                 from apr_fileattrs_t
-        apr_file_seek_where_t            from apr_seek_where_t
-        apr_lock_mech_e                  from apr_lockmech_e
-        apr_time_interval_t              from apr_interval_time_t
-        apr_time_interval_short_t        from apr_short_interval_time_t
-
-    * wrowe writes:
-      Looking at bug 32520, it occurs to me that exploding times using the
-      apr_time_exp_* functions; it would make more sense to split ->tm_usec into
-
-        ->tm_msec thousandths (milleseconds)
-        ->tm_usec millionths  (microseconds)
-
-      for most display purposes.  It's trivial to roll them together with the
-      format string %03d%03d if that's what's desired, or display simply
-      %02d.%03d if millisecond resolution is desired.  It would also shrink
-      the fields to int's so unpacking would be slightly slower, using them
-      would be slightly faster, for what's likely to be little impact on
-      performance.
-
-    * The other-child API doesn't allow the apr_exit_why_e to be passed to the
-      application's maintenance function.  The expected usage is that the
-      application calls apr_proc_wait[_all_procs]() and is given back
-      apr_exit_why_e and exit_code_or_signal_num, thus losing the original
-      (on Unix, at least) representation which held both pieces of information
-      in an int.  Both pieces of data should be available to the maintenance 
-      function so that it has the opportunity to take different actions.  An
-      example would be to issue messages about probable misconfiguration when
-      receiving a certain exit code and trying to restart otherwise.  Thus, 
-      apr_proc_other_child_alert() should take an additional apr_exit_why_e 
-      parameter, as should the application-provided maintenance function.  The 
-      exit-why value would be ignored in the same circumstances as the existing 
-      status parameter: reason != APR_OC_REASON_DEATH.
-
-    * apr_file_gets() should take an apr_size_t size parameter?
-
-    * apr_table_vdo should not continue iterating through the keys
-      list once the callback function returns non-zero; see JCW's
-      comment in apr_tables.c.
-
-    * The library SONAME should vary for the different library ABIs - 
-      i.e. LFS support, IPv6 support or not.
-
-    * remove APR_POLL_LASTDESC from apr_datatype_e.
-
-    * Almost every API in APR depends on pools, but pool semantics
-      aren't a good match for a lot of applications.  We need to find
-      a way to support alternate allocators polymorphically without
-      a significant performance penalty.
-
-    * apr_global_mutex_child_init and apr_proc_mutex_child_init aren't
-      portable.  There are a variety of problems with the locking API when it
-      is used with apr_create_proc instead of apr_fork.  First, _child_init
-      doesn't take a lockmech_e parameter so it causes a segfault after the
-      apr_proc_create, because the proc_mutex field hasn't been initialized.
-      When the lockmech_e parameter is added, it _still_ doesn't work, because
-      some lock mechanisms expect to inherit from the parent process.  For
-      example, sys V semaphores don't have a file to open, so the child process
-      can't reaquire the lock.
-
-      jerenkrantz says: This is not a showstopper and I believe the above
-      analysis is slightly confusing.  The real problem here is that
-      apr_*_mutex_child_init assumes a shared memory space - that is, the
-      children processes have access to the parent apr_*_mutex_t pointer.  The
-      children just call child_init on the original, inherited apr_*_mutex_t.
-      Unlike globalmutexchild in test, apr_*_mutex_create is *not* intended to
-      be called from the child and subsequently call child_init.  Instead,
-      apr_create_proc is intended to exec separate processes with disjoint
-      memory addresses.  Currently, APR does not provide a cross-platform
-      mechanism for joining an already existing lock.  A simple
-      'apr_*_mutex_join' which is intended to be called from separate
-      processes to an already-existing lock would solve this problem.
-      child_init is not intended to be used this way.  Even with SysV
-      semaphores, using IPC_PRIVATE should still work due to the parent-child
-      relationship.  A strawman has been posted to dev@apr:
-      Message-Id: <213031CF0406DE1AC426A411@[10.0.1.137]>
-
-    * The return type of a thread function (void *) is inconsistent with
-      the type used in apr_thread_exit()/apr_thread_join() (apr_status_t).
-      The thread function's return type should be changed to apr_status_t
-      so that a return from the thread main function has the same effect
-      as apr_thread_exit().
-      See Message-Id: <E16JjZA-0007hg-00@zakath.apana.org.au> for thread
-      discussing this.
-        +1: BrianH, Aaron, david, jerenkrantz
-      Status: Deferred to 2.0.0 (API change)
-
-
+SEE svn.apache.org:/repos/asf/apr/apr/trunk/STATUS for all other open
+issues to be addressed.  [First, patched in trunk; then considered for
+backport to the stable branch.]



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