[Xcb] Bug#496715: libpthread-stubs: Should provide more pthread_* functions

Samuel Thibault sthibault at debian.org
Mon Oct 12 13:23:48 PDT 2009

Ulrich Eckhardt, le Mon 12 Oct 2009 22:15:59 +0200, a écrit :
> On Sunday 11 October 2009 12:11:50 Remi Denis-Courmont wrote:
> > I would expect cond_timedwait to sleep for the specified interval rather
> > than abort (though sleeping in a portable way is not completely trivial).
> Alternative suggestion: If pthread_cond_init() is implemented in the stubs to 
> return "okay", then I could imagine pthread_cond_[timed]wait() to also work in 
> some way.

There's a difference: it's completely correct for a thread-safe library
running in a non-threaded app to use pthread_cond_init(). It is also
correct to use pthread_cond_signal to signal that a condition is now
true. What isn't correct is to use pthread_cond_wait/timedwait() since
there is no way pthread_cond_signal() can ever be called.


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