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From Andy Wang <aw...@ptc.com>
Subject Re: Problem with nsapi_redirect.so (1.2.37) on iPlanet 7.0.15 and Solaris 11
Date Mon, 06 May 2013 14:37:25 GMT
Oracle has agreed this is a bug.  I've got a query into them to find out 
what their ETA is.

Andy

On 05/03/2013 10:01 AM, Andy Wang wrote:
> On 05/02/2013 01:30 PM, Rainer Jung wrote:
>> Especially since the nsapi docs for systhread_start only tell us that 
>> the prio is an int depending on the platform and the only other 
>> source of information, nsapi.h only contains a single defined prio, 
>> which is SYSTHREAD_DEFAULT_PRIORITY. The other constants 
>> PR_PRIORITY_... are defined in nspr/prthread.h and are enum elements 
>> of type PRThreadPriority which formally don't qualify as arguments to 
>> systhread_start(int prio, int stksz, void (*fn)(void *), void *arg) 
>> which needs an int. 
>
> Yeah, I didn't go as far as dealing with the type differences when 
> complaining to them but I'll make that point as well when I update the 
> call later today.
>> I'm still not fully convinced, that PR_PRIORITY_* is correct and 
>> isn't just working because PR_PRIORITY_NORMAL=1 is such a low number. 
>> When you use PR_PRIORITY_NORMAL, can you see which priority the 
>> created thread actually has? Probably using truss, since I think the 
>> thread doesn't live long enough to be observable using "ps" with the 
>> "-L" flag for threads and adding "pri" to the output format. 
>> Nevertheless opening a bugzilla seems to be OK for tracking our 
>> progress on this and making the problem publicly available. We might 
>> later decide on resolving it as invalid though ;) 
> Oh absolutely.  I actually looked at the NSPR code and found the chunk 
> that does the conversion and at initial glance it's basically the math 
> used allows PR_PRIORITY_NORMAL and LOW to work.
>
> I went ahead and filed this in bugzilla:
> https://issues.apache.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=54923
>
> I'll push this with Oracle, but if they refuse to budge, does it seem 
> like there'd be no choice but to include an ugly hack to use 
> PR_PRIORITY_NORMAL or something else?
>
> Thanks,
> Andy
>


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