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Re: 1.8 make check failing in popen.test

From: Kevin Ryde
Subject: Re: 1.8 make check failing in popen.test
Date: Sat, 09 Sep 2006 09:05:49 +1000
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Rob Browning <address@hidden> writes:
> I believe a while back I wondered if we might have trouble with
> pthreads and fork unless we were very careful, and I'm beginning to
> wonder again.

Ahh, that sounds likely.  If mutexes are unusable once forked then
that'd hurt the gc trying to get all threads to rendezvous.  Sounds
bad for any scheme program that wants to fork, not just ice-9 popen.

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