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[bug #20451] uncontrolled thread creation / crash

From: Richard Frith-Macdonald
Subject: [bug #20451] uncontrolled thread creation / crash
Date: Wed, 03 Oct 2007 04:53:43 +0000
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Update of bug #20451 (project gnustep):

                Category:         Base/Foundation => Application            


Follow-up Comment #2:

Reassigned category to 'application' for two reasons ...

1. the application probably should not be assuming that frameworks it links
with don't use threads.  While GNUstep tries to refrain from using threads,
the MacOS frameworks use them extensively, so it seems unreasonable for apps
to assume they aren't being used

2. the problem can't be directly with the base library anyway ... since it
doesn't use threads (unlessthe application asks it to).
Possibly the gui or the backend starts a thread (and I don't think they
really ought to, because that's one advantage GNUstep has over the Apple
frameworks), but even if they do, I think the application probably should work
around the NetBSD problem.

It seems to me that this is a portability issue in the application code (it's
using _res directly itsself).


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