On 8/1/06, Branko ╚ibej <email@example.com> wrote:
> Greg Hudson wrote:
> > On Tue, 2006-08-01 at 00:35 +0200, Branko ╚ibej wrote:
> >>> Personally, I've never done so, I don't know if anyone else does.
> >> Since we're not actually testing that stuff, and it seems to be a huge
> >> potential problem, why don't we just disable DSO in 1.4? I think it's a
> >> misfeature the way it's implemented now, anyway.
> > It's the only way to create Subversion binary packages which don't
> > depend on the total set of possible Subversion dependencies.
> > dlopen and dlclose do actually refcount libraries, so I believe
> > --enable-dso works fine in 1.3.
> Refcounting isn't the issue. The problem is that APR's pool cleanup code
> will unload the library when there's still code around that needs it.
> That probably didn't show up until we had a global cache in the BDB
> badk-end. Unfortunately, that cache is necessary now.
Why not simply use a finalization function that destroys the cache
pool when the DSO is unloaded? Something like:
--- subversion/libsvn_fs_base/bdb/env.c (revision 20924)
+++ subversion/libsvn_fs_base/bdb/env.c (working copy)
@@ -448,6 +448,11 @@
+static void __attribute__((destructor)) bdb_fini(void)
+ if (bdb_cache_pool)
static APR_INLINE void
This only works with gcc, but you could probably use #pragmas with
other compilers to achieve the same effect.
Received on Tue Aug 1 20:00:05 2006