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From Jim Jagielski <>
Subject Re: NSPR (was Re: cvs commit: apache-apr/pthreads/src/main http_main.c)
Date Wed, 17 Mar 1999 23:50:53 GMT
Manoj Kasichainula wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 03, 1999 at 02:53:59AM -0800, Brian Behlendorf wrote:
> > Likewise, I'm not concerned about whether we use Dean's NSPR port, or wrap
> > the existing stuff in apache-apr around NSPR.  Either way we end up at the
> > right place.
> The possible use of NSPR brings up some interesting questions. First
> of all, NSPR works on a certain subset of platforms, and that subset
> is probably smaller than that of Apache 1.3. Is it a problem to drop
> those platforms, or do we want to port NSPR to them? How much loss in
> portability are we willing to give up?
> Also, since (AFAIK) NSPR provides a thread layer (user or system) on
> every platform it supports, do we even need to bother with coding for
> the case where we don't have threads available? We could just make sure
> that we allow for the use of user threads throughout.

I would wish to keep portability a high factor, and it that case I would
_guess_ that the present apr implementation would be easier than NSPR.
Of course, a lot of work is already _in_ NSPR, so it's a double edged
sword :/
   Jim Jagielski   |||   |||
            "That's no ordinary rabbit... that's the most foul,
            cruel and bad-tempered rodent you ever laid eyes on"

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