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From Greg Ames <grega...@raleigh.ibm.com>
Subject Re: threads on FreeBSD - disable?
Date Thu, 15 Feb 2001 21:27:31 GMT
rbb@covalent.net wrote:
> 
> > So far it seems counterproductive to build a threaded APR app on
> > FreeBSD.  I suggest that APR needs logic like the following:
> >
> >   if FreeBSD:
> >     if --enable-threads specified,
> >       abort configure with an error message
> >     else
> >       configure without thread support
> >
> > Maybe other apps work fine (so far :) ) using threaded APR on BSD?
> >
> > Thoughts?  It is pretty sucky to disable thread support, but it is
> > even worse to present it as working and end up tracking down weird
> > problems caused by the way we tickle the thread library or perhaps
> > just the thread library itself.
> 
> I would suggest just putting this into hints.m4 for APR, so that we
> automagically disable threading on FreeBSD for anything before
> 4.2-STABLE.  Rumor is that 4.2-STABLE has valid thread support.
> 

I wouldn't put much stock into this source of rumors.  daedalus is on
4.2-STABLE, and it's pretty hosed when you run Apache 2.0 prefork built
with threads enabled.

Greg

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