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Re: [PATCH]: deadlock in make_struct()

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: [PATCH]: deadlock in make_struct()
Date: Tue, 18 Nov 2008 14:34:17 +0100
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Hi Andy,

Andy Wingo <address@hidden> writes:

> I was about to write about how your patch looked incorrect to me,
> because GC could see a half-initialized struct (and potentially sweep
> it, with a bad free function); but I just looked back and back into the
> history, and could not find why the critical section was there. It has
> been there since Jim Blandy imported the whole mess into CVS in 1996.

Kevin asked the same question a while back:


One we've had enough developers wondering why it's here, maybe we can
safely remove it.  :-)


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