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Re: libpq not reentrant

From: Federico Di Gregorio <fog(at)initd(dot)org>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>, PostgreSQL Bugs Mailing List <pgsql-bugs(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: libpq not reentrant
Date: 2002-01-18 17:28:09
Message-ID: 1011374890.1469.12.camel@nenya (view raw, whole thread or download thread mbox)
Lists: pgsql-bugs
Il ven, 2002-01-18 alle 18:23, Tom Lane ha scritto:
> Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us> writes:
> > As of 7.2 we are only going to recommend crypt for backward
> > compatibility with older releases.  I will add a mention in libpq docs
> > that crypt authentication is not thread-safe.  Even when crypt did work
> > it wasn't always portable between OS's.  Is that how we want to go?
> I really think that a mention in the docs (in the part where libpq
> re-entrancy is discussed) is sufficient.  Especially given how close
> we are to 7.2 release.  I would not favor adding a configure check
> now, even if Federico had the patch ready to go...

agreed. i'll add a configure-time switch to psycopg and a big warning in
the README. the time to write a (already deprecated) patch is better
spent coding something else.

thank you for your assistance,

Federico Di Gregorio
Debian GNU/Linux Developer & Italian Press Contact        fog(at)debian(dot)org
INIT.D Developer                                           fog(at)initd(dot)org
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