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From Aaron Bannert <>
Subject opaque_lock and opaque_cntr in mod_auth_digest
Date Thu, 21 Feb 2002 17:06:57 GMT
This is probably due to my relative inexperience with mod_auth_digest,
but while I was converting the opaque_lock to the new global lock
type, I noticed that it is only protecting one variable in one place,
and it looks like this:

    if (!opaque_cntr) {
        return NULL;

    op = (*opaque_cntr)++;

As far as I can see this variable is never checked for anything other than
zero/non-zero status other than in the above snippet. (It is initialized
to = 1UL.) If this is the case, I don't see what this variable is used
for, nor the need for the overhead of a second global mutex.


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