issue with fork

Stef Walter stefw at
Sun Aug 14 09:50:50 PDT 2011

On 08/14/2011 02:08 PM, Nikos Mavrogiannopoulos wrote:
> Hey Stef,
>  Concerning the issue I had with opensc being unusable with
> p11-kit in my system, I think I have identified it. It seems
> SCardEstablishContext (from libpcsclite used by opensc) starts
> a pcsc server if it is not already running and thus in my system it
> executes fork(). This causes an infinite loop of p11-kit trying to
> reinitialize the same module over and over.
> The problem seems to be in reinitialize_after_fork() which
> sets the initialize_count = 0 in all modules and try to reinitialize
> them causing the loop. I don't have a quick fix but it seems it
> should only include the fully initialized modules, thus allow
> a module to include a fork() in its initialization.

Okay, I think this is fixed in master. Could you let me know if it works
for you?

I also included a test for this in the unit tests.



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