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From Vincent Hardy <vincent.ha...@sun.com>
Subject Re: static/threading problem with SVGFontUtilities
Date Tue, 19 Feb 2002 13:54:27 GMT
Thomas E Deweese wrote:
> 
> >>>>> "VH" == Vincent Hardy <vincent.hardy@sun.com> writes:
> 
> VH> Keiron, I have entered a Bug in Bugzilla so that we can address
> VH> the problem you reported:
> 
> VH> http://nagoya.apache.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=6536
> 
> VH> The memory leak is a real concern.
> 
> VH> The multi-thread problem is also a concern, but note that Batik is
> VH> usually not thread safe (e.g., the SVG generator is not) in the
> VH> sense that a single instance of a given class cannot be share
> VH> (usually) among threads and work properly (at least, there is no
> VH> guarantee it will).
> 
> 
>     Just a clarification. The problem is that loading/rendering
> multiple SVG documents in different threads causes the problem.  I
> think we agree that multiple threads operating on the same document is
> allowed to cause problems, but I had we not agreed that it should be
> "as if" all Batik data is within the scope of a single Document (i.e.
> anything that is shared between documents needs to be multi-thread
> safe, such as this font cache or my tile rendering cache).

Yes, I think this is the right way to put it. In any event, I 
think we have to address Keiron's issue so that it works for him.

Cheers,
V.

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