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Dave Mitchell
February 29, 2008 17:26
Re: Passing an IO:Handle to a Thread
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On Fri, Feb 29, 2008 at 07:38:48PM -0500, Jerry D. Hedden wrote:
> Dean Arnold wrote:
> >  Hmmm, it looks like the PL_destroyhook change in CORE
> >  made it into 5.10.0, but the version of threads::shared
> >  that uses it didn't. It looks like the CPAN version has
> >  it...or am I missing something else ?
> That's exactly correct.  You need 5.10.0 + threads::shared from CPAN.

Ah, PL_destroyhook had completely passed me by.

I've just had a look at the bleed version of threads::shared, and there
appears to be a destroyhook race condition:

If both threads try to free a shared object (RC=2) around the same time,
they both call Perl_shared_object_destroy, both conclude they shouldn't
call DESTROY since RC > 1, and thus the object is freed with no-one
calling the destructor.

The Enterprise's efficient long-range scanners detect a temporal vortex
distortion in good time, allowing it to be safely avoided via a minor
course correction.
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