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Re: permissions (and other) problems

From: Philip Martin <philip_at_codematters.co.uk>
Date: 2002-09-18 02:22:00 CEST

Garrett Rooney <rooneg@electricjellyfish.net> writes:

> the thing that worries me about apr_atomic_t is that if atomic ops
> aren't available on the platform, it falls back to an implementation
> using mutexes, which means that apr_atomic_{inc,dec,get,set} wouldn't
> be safe to use in a signal handler.

So apr_atomic_t is atomic with respect to threads, and not with
respect to signals, then I'd just use sig_atomic_t. If we restrict
ourselves to "Subversion" platforms, i.e. ones where neon and/or db4
can be built, I'd hazard a guess that sig_atomic_t will work :)

-- 
Philip Martin
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