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Re: ra_svn and thread-safety/initialization

From: Greg Hudson <ghudson_at_MIT.EDU>
Date: 2003-06-13 21:43:14 CEST

On Fri, 2003-06-13 at 10:19, Joe Orton wrote:
> > * On reflection, Cyrus SASL is not acceptable for use within a
> > library, because it uses global state. Subversion would conflict with
> > any other library or any application which also uses the Cyrus SASL
> > library.

> Sorry to jump in late: OpenSSL has exactly the same problem - it's
> probably worth solving this with an svn_initialize() or whatever for
> ra_dav too and just documenting the possible conflicts.

I think Cyrus is worse; it doesn't just require a single-threaded
initialization function, it uses a global callbacks structure.

(But if we currently have a thread-safety problem in ra_dav, we should
probably address it.)

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