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Re: Patch for Threading and Regexps

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Rob Cunningham
November 19, 1999 17:06
Re: Patch for Threading and Regexps
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Thank you for your clear explanation.

We'll look into this, but I do not believe that we can spend the time to fix
this larger problem.  I think others will have to carry the ball rest of the
way; I hope someone will have the opportunity to do it soon.

In the meantime, we will continue to use our patched version until something
better comes along. I would like to continue to offer to test alternative
fixes to the one we produced. We have a large (>17K line) multi-threaded perl
application that I have had run for more than a week and used to spawn more
than a hundred threads (at peak).  It has a _lot_ of unnecessary locks to get
around the bug that our patch fixes, but it still serves as a nice perl thread testbed.

I will go back to removing all of those locks now, and doing further testing.


Gurusamy Sarathy wrote:
> [A detailed description of the problem.]
> Sarathy

Dr. Robert K. Cunningham       Information System Technology Group                     MIT Lincoln Laboratory           
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