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From Justin Erenkrantz <jus...@erenkrantz.com>
Subject Re: [PATCH] FreeBSD threads configure support
Date Mon, 10 Nov 2003 06:39:05 GMT
--On Sunday, November 9, 2003 6:41 PM -0500 Craig Rodrigues 
<rodrigc@crodrigues.org> wrote:

> I am the maintainer of the FreeBSD port of apr.
>
> Here is a patch that updates the configury checks for
> pthread flags in FreeBSD.

Have the threading/cond-var/socket race conditions been fixed in FreeBSD?

That is, does worker MPM from httpd-2.x function properly with multiple 
clients and multiple processes?  We've seen that the pthread condition 
variables did not function properly when threading was enabled - this is why 
we had APR_SETIFNULL(enable_threads, [no]) as we were not confident in 
FreeBSD's reliability with threads.  Please see STATUS entries in httpd-2.x 
regarding this.

Until that is confirmed, I'd highly recommend *not* enabling threads in 
FreeBSD - last we heard was that FreeBSD 4.x and 5.x were still broken.  -- 
justin

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