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From "William A. Rowe, Jr." <wr...@rowe-clan.net>
Subject Re: [PATCH] WIN32 allow destructors for apr_threadkey_private
Date Mon, 21 Aug 2006 18:32:27 GMT
Branko ─îibej wrote:
> Mladen Turk wrote:
>> Hi,
>> pthreads have option to register destruct callback
>> for private thread keys created.
>> Here is the patch that allow that for WIN32 but
>> only when compiled as dll.
>> Any comments or objections?
>> The consequence is that the DllMain is added, and
>> I suppose its not possible to have that functionality
>> with static apr lib.
>> OTOH it allows to have the same behavior like with
>> pthreads actually calling provided callback to
>> the apr_threadkey_private_create instead just ignoring
>> it.
> I've recently learned of a trick that would make this work anywhere,
> even in a static lib, and wouldn't need DllMain. You can actually insert
> your own constructors and destructors into the CRT's tables.

I had a similar issue with this proposal, and came to a different possible
solution ... we could run the destructors as part of the thread return
processing from our apr thread start function when the thread returns control.

I also find the table code very ugly... allocating a pool datum to track these
keys in a hash seems in the global pool seems to make so much more sense.
Garrett pointed out that the code to accomplish this might not be thread safe,
but I think that's an underlying bug in the pool datum code, not a showstopper.

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