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Re: 1.8 make check failing in popen.test

From: Marius Vollmer
Subject: Re: 1.8 make check failing in popen.test
Date: Sat, 09 Sep 2006 15:52:27 +0300
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Kevin Ryde <address@hidden> writes:

> 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.
> :-(

Yes.  I think I have been here when investigating the popen blocking
problem, but then I compiled Guile without thread support and I could
still observe the blocking.  (I stopped at that point, lazy me, but
debugging should have been simpler without threads...)

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