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Re: [PATCH] Client-side support for Cyrus SASL

From: Vlad Georgescu <vgeorgescu_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2006-06-18 00:17:14 CEST

On 6/16/06, Garrett Rooney <rooneg@electricjellyfish.net> wrote:
> 2) This doesn't seem to do anything with regard to thread safety.
> Looking at the cyrus sasl headers there seems to be a sasl_set_mutex
> function that we're going to need to call. Since they've given us a
> somewhat bone-headed design to work with, it probably means we're
> going to have to jump through a few hoops to make it work with APR.
> I'm envisioning something along the lines of a global pool that we
> allocate mutexes out of or something like that, with our free function
> returning the mutexes to a free list or something...

I'm no expert on multithreading, but if we did use a free list as you
described, wouldn't we have to serialize access to it? How do we do
that? Wouldn't it be simpler in this case to create a new pool for
each mutex (with svn_create_pool(NULL))?

Also, how do we make sure that sasl_{client,server}_init() is only
called once? I dug up this thread from the archives:


Is there a solution for this?

> If we don't call sasl_set_mutex what is the behavior? Does sasl use
> its own internal mutex allocation code? Or does it just not lock?

It doesn't lock :-(

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