Subject: Re: threads support (scheduler activation) and libraries
To: Jason R Thorpe <>
From: None <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 06/25/2002 16:00:04
>> > 	i understand there are a lot of progress in threads support in kernel
>> > 	side, however, i'm a bit worried about library side.  for instance,
>> > 	all resolver libraries are not thread safe.  they are from BIND4,
>> > 	and is heavily modified so it is not trivial for us to upgrade to BIND8.
>> > 	(for example, nsdispatch directly conflicst with BIND8 irs.conf)
>> > 	what are the grand plan?
>>What are the API changes from bind4 -> bind8?  We may simply have to
>>reimplement it ourselves (and provide backward-compatibility to the
>>bind4 ABI).

	of course, we could workaround this to some degree by having some lock
	in all name lookup functions.