On Mon, Mar 30, 2009 at 2:33 PM, Jeff Trawick <trawick@gmail.com> wrote:


On Mon, Mar 30, 2009 at 2:07 PM, Jim Jagielski <jim@jagunet.com> wrote:
Anyone know if:

 # POSIX semaphores and cross-process pthread mutexes are not
 # used by default since they have less desirable behaviour when
 # e.g. a process holding the mutex segfaults.

is still applicable, at least for posix sems?

AFAIK, the Solaris-specific recovery logic for cross-process pthread mutexes has been working reliably for a long time, but with the current wind direction APR is choosing fcntl(), which has sysdef implementations on that

ugh; "sysdef implications"
 
platform.

no clues here about the POSIX semaphores