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Re: svn propchange: r1182979 - svn:log

From: Stefan Fuhrmann <eqfox_at_web.de>
Date: Fri, 14 Oct 2011 10:11:53 +0200

On 13.10.2011 22:36, Stefan Sperling wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 13, 2011 at 04:58:56PM -0000, stefan2_at_apache.org wrote:
>> Author: stefan2
>> Revision: 1182979
>> Modified property: svn:log
>> Modified: svn:log at Thu Oct 13 16:58:56 2011
>> ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>> --- svn:log (original)
>> +++ svn:log Thu Oct 13 16:58:56 2011
>> @@ -1,2 +1,6 @@
>> +Remove a #if APR_HAS_THREADS statement. They have been one reason for
>> +introducing svn_mutex__t in the first place.
> So you're saying that svn_mutex__t is intended to provide an abstraction
> layer which hides APR_HAS_THREADS? If so, why does svn_mutex__init()
> take a boolean parameter 'enable_mutex', which essentially specifies whether
> APR supports threads? Shouldn't the function figure that out by itself?
The current code operates along two dimensions:
* provide the same interface whether or not
   APR provides synchronization structures
* allow for the application to decide _dynamically_
   whether it is actually necessary to create and
   use a mutex (see svn_cache__t API for instance).

If APR_HAS_THREADS is 0 and the application
insists on enabling a mutex, svn_mutex__init() will
return an error.

So, maybe we should redefine the parameter to
mean, "_if_ I am a multi-threaded application, do I
need a mutex here". Then it could always be set
setting would only be evaluated within *__init().

I prepared a patch that does just that and fixes up
all callers as well.

-- Stefan^2.
Received on 2011-10-14 10:17:22 CEST

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