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Re: CVS commit: src/lib
On Fri, Mar 22, 2013 at 03:30:19PM +0000, Emmanuel Dreyfus wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 22, 2013 at 11:24:35AM -0400, Thor Lancelot Simon wrote:
> > And furthermore, there was no regression. One example was provided of
> > an application (actually a PAM module) that now threw an error rather
> > than happening to get lucky and silently working rather than failing.
> I was lucky, it worked reliabily on netbsd-5. It failed reliabily on
> netbsd-6. I call that a regression. The patch makes it working
> reliabily again, even for the unlucky.
Repeating it doesn't make it any more true.
> > Joerg found the root cause of this problem -- a bug in glib -- and
> > fixed it.
> The root of the problem is not in glib. The same bug just pop up
> again in pcsc-lite a few days ago.
Exactly. The root cause is bad library design. We had the discussion a
while ago about pcsc-lite and it was unclear whether it can actually
*work* without backgroudn threads. That's why no change was applied to
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