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From "Brian Havard" <bri...@kheldar.apana.org.au>
Subject Re: APR: detached threads?
Date Sun, 06 Jun 1999 04:16:46 GMT
On Sat, 5 Jun 1999 17:12:48 -0400 (EDT), Ryan Bloom wrote:

>
>> Also, the APR thread interface assumes that a thread has a return value but
>> that's not the case in OS/2 (and Win32 if I remember right). Do we make use
>> of it anywhere?
>
>I suggest always returning APR_SUCCESS when the thread returns.  That will
>just mean that the thread returned becaseu we told it to.  If the OS
>doesn't return a error condition, we shouldn't worry about it.  If the OS
>doesn't allow for detached threads, we need to know this, because the
>current hybrid model relies on detached threads.

Going by Ralf's explanation, OS/2 kernel threads are always detached. If
there's a need for threads to be able to pass a return value back to their
parents I can implement that in APR with an extra layer.

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