Subject: Re: thread-safe libc?
To: Brian C. Grayson <email@example.com>
From: Guenther Grau <Guenther.Grau@bk.bosch.de>
Date: 07/24/1998 11:24:58
Brian C. Grayson wrote:
> wondering what the thread-safe status of our libc is: is it
> known to be thread-safe? Are certain routines known to be
> thread-safe? Or known to _not_ be thread-safe?
> Also, in the new version, the comment about the modifications
> only mentions that they were done for optimization reasons. Is it
> worth doing a PR to have the comment updated to also mention
I think we need an additional attribute in the man pages explaining
the state of MT-LEVEL, e.g.
gorgo% uname -a
SunOS gorgo.bk.bosch.de 5.5.1 Generic_103640-12 sun4u sparc SUNW,Ultra-1
gorgo% man gethostbyname
gethostbyname(3N) Network Functions gethostbyname(3N)
See the subsection "Reentrant Interfaces" in the DESCRIPTION
section of this page.
gorgo% man atoi
To get this right, we probably have to audit our src-tree again :-(