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Re: CVS commit: src/lib/lua/syslog

On Tue, Nov 12, 2013 at 4:29 PM, Marc Balmer <> wrote:
> Am 12.11.13 17:04, schrieb Christos Zoulas:
>> In article <>,
>> Marc Balmer <> wrote:
>>> -=-=-=-=-=-
>>> Module Name: src
>>> Committed By:        mbalmer
>>> Date:                Tue Nov 12 14:32:03 UTC 2013
>>> Added Files:
>>>      src/lib/lua/syslog: Makefile syslog.c
>>> Log Message:
>>> Add a syslog(3) binding for Lua (not yet linked to the build.)
>> Is there any reason not to use the modern syslog (thread-safe) functions
>> openlog_r(), syslog_r(), syslogp_r()?
> Good question.  We would have to keep the context somewhere (certainly
> solvable), then, I wonder I Lua is ever used threaded?  Could the
> problem arise in reality (it did not in our stuff since Jan 1st 2009)
> Maybe if two threads create separate states, and then both threads use
> syslog at the same time?  (can not happen at this moment).

People do use it threaded sometimes. I would just return a userdata
with a _gc method to the user.


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