pthreads works, sorta

Christopher Faylor
Tue Jun 26 23:28:00 GMT 2001

On Wed, Jun 27, 2001 at 03:32:03PM +1000, Robert Collins wrote:
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Ross Smith [ ]
>> Sent: Wednesday, June 27, 2001 3:31 PM
>> To:
>> Subject: Re: pthreads works, sorta
>> Robert Collins wrote:
>> > 
>> > What does all this mean? We need to catch invalid memroy access,
>> Why? A program that passes an invalid thread handle is broken.
>> Penalising non-broken programs merely to provide better error checking
>> for broken ones doesn't sound reasonable to me.
>Even though the POSIX behaviour is undefined for passed invalid thread
>variables, cygwin1.dll locking up is not a pretty way to handle failure.

I agree.  We always try to go for non-crashing over speed.


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