[tkined] Re: Example script to crash multithread TCL/TNM/TCLHTTPD

From: Brent Welch (welch@ajubasolutions.com)
Date: Fri Jun 23 2000 - 10:04:04 MET DST

A non-thread-safe piece of C code can end up trashing memory anywhere, so
Juergen's quote is accurate:

schoenw@ibr.cs.tu-bs.de said:
> A non-thread-safe extension can cause your program to crash at almost
> arbitrary places, almost anytime. And right now, most extensions are
> not thread-safe so using them in a multi-threaded application is
> likely to make your application instable.

It is not inconceivable that there are thread-related bugs in Tcl,
but we fixed the last one we knew about before the 8.3.1 release.

>>>"Larry W. Virden" said:
> Re: not all extensions are thread safe
> Brent, if one extension is not thread safe, is that enough to result in
> Tcl crashing in the core? Or does the original poster's part of the message
> where he is getting crashes in the core indicate more than one problem?
> --
> --
> Never apply a Star Trek solution to a Babylon 5 problem.
> Larry W. Virden <mailto:lvirden@cas.org> <URL: http://www.purl.org/NET/lvird
> Unless explicitly stated to the contrary, nothing in this posting should
> be construed as representing my employer's opinions.
> -><-

-- Brent Welch <welch@ajubasolutions.com>
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