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From Thomas Eibner <tho...@stderr.net>
Subject Re: Thread-unsafe libraries in httpd-2.0
Date Fri, 16 Aug 2002 16:34:02 GMT
On Fri, Aug 16, 2002 at 11:41:53AM -0400, Jim Jagielski wrote:
> William A. Rowe, Jr. wrote:
> > 
> > At 10:21 AM 8/16/2002, Bill Stoddard wrote:
> > >A remarkable number of software developers are really ignorant about
> > >programming in a threaded environment and I know from first hand experience
> > >with newbie software developers that it is really difficult for some people
> > >to grok that even a one instruction timing window where two threads can
> > >interfere with each other cannot be allowed. Anything we, the httpd
> > >developers, can do to help educate folks (even if it is just pointing them
> > >to good doc on writing threaded applications) is in our best interest.
> > 
> > +1 on documenting thread safety issues, for their benefit and our
> > own (when folks submit patches or modules for inclusion in httpd!)
> > 
> 
> I think that the doc/pages that Rasmus started is an excellent 1st
> step.

Could anyone recommend some reading on threading issues for people 
without much/any knowledge about threading? (Books/articles/etc)

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