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Re: [gpsd-dev] [gpsd-users] Building the master branch and the split24 o

From: Eric S. Raymond
Subject: Re: [gpsd-dev] [gpsd-users] Building the master branch and the split24 option
Date: Mon, 21 Oct 2013 15:01:12 -0400
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)

Gary E. Miller <address@hidden>:
> On Mon, 21 Oct 2013 17:13:46 +0200
> "address@hidden" <address@hidden> wrote:
> > i have seen this error from time to time during the last weeks, it
> > comes and goes.
> I think this is related to the dropping of root at random times during
> initialization.  Eric has been working on this.
> The problem is root is needed at initialization in the PPS thread but
> root is droppedin the main thread.  Depending on the relative progress
> of the threads rooot may be dropped to soon.

I don't think this can be the explanation. Remember, Ray says he doesn't
get the error with 3.9 but does with git head.  If the thread-initialization
race were at fault it shhould be the other way around - head has a mutex
wait for the initialization to finish, 3.9 does not.
                <a href="";>Eric S. Raymond</a>

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