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From:
Олег Г
Date:
October 5, 2014 02:02
Subject:
[perl #122906] Proposal to link perl with system threads library by default
Message ID:
rt-4.0.18-22138-1412430575-1814.122906-75-0@perl.org
# New Ticket Created by  Олег Г 
# Please include the string:  [perl #122906]
# in the subject line of all future correspondence about this issue. 
# <URL: https://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=122906 >


This is a bug report for perl from oleg@cpan.org,
generated with the help of perlbug 1.39 running under perl 5.14.2.


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[Please describe your issue here]
For now we have two perl types: threaded and non-threaded.
Threaded is linked with threads library, non-threaded is not.
The problem comes when we want to make XS module which
will use system threads. In fact this module will crash on all
non-threaded perls, because threads library is not linked with
this perl and proper initialization will not be done on perl start.
See: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/13587325/threads-vs-pthread-in-perl

Of course someone can use '-A prepend:libswanted="pthread "'
to compile non-threaded perl linked with pthreads, but nobody
do this. The only available solution to writer of the module is
to say to the user: if it will crash recompile your perl linked with
pthreads or use LD_PRELOAD=/path/to/pthreads.so hack.

So, my proposal is to always link perl with system threads library
to allow to write threaded XS modules for all types of perl.


[Please do not change anything below this line]
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---
Flags:
    category=core
    severity=wishlist
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Site configuration information for perl 5.14.2:

Configured by Debian Project at Mon Sep 30 03:43:22 UTC 2013.

Summary of my perl5 (revision 5 version 14 subversion 2) configuration:

  Platform:
    osname=linux, osvers=3.2.0-4-amd64, archname=x86_64-linux-gnu-thread-multi
    uname='linux babin 3.2.0-4-amd64 #1 smp debian 3.2.46-1+deb7u1
x86_64 gnulinux '
    config_args='-Dusethreads -Duselargefiles -Dccflags=-DDEBIAN
-D_FORTIFY_SOURCE=2 -g -O2 -fstack-protector --param=ssp-buffer-size=4
-Wformat -Werror=format-security -Dldflags= -Wl,-z,relro
-Dlddlflags=-shared -Wl,-z,relro -Dcccdlflags=-fPIC
-Darchname=x86_64-linux-gnu -Dprefix=/usr
-Dprivlib=/usr/share/perl/5.14 -Darchlib=/usr/lib/perl/5.14
-Dvendorprefix=/usr -Dvendorlib=/usr/share/perl5
-Dvendorarch=/usr/lib/perl5 -Dsiteprefix=/usr/local
-Dsitelib=/usr/local/share/perl/5.14.2
-Dsitearch=/usr/local/lib/perl/5.14.2 -Dman1dir=/usr/share/man/man1
-Dman3dir=/usr/share/man/man3 -Dsiteman1dir=/usr/local/man/man1
-Dsiteman3dir=/usr/local/man/man3 -Duse64bitint -Dman1ext=1
-Dman3ext=3perl -Dpager=/usr/bin/sensible-pager -Uafs -Ud_csh
-Ud_ualarm -Uusesfio -Uusenm -Ui_libutil -DDEBUGGING=-g -Doptimize=-O2
-Duseshrplib -Dlibperl=libperl.so.5.14.2 -des'
    hint=recommended, useposix=true, d_sigaction=define
    useithreads=define, usemultiplicity=define
    useperlio=define, d_sfio=undef, uselargefiles=define, usesocks=undef
    use64bitint=define, use64bitall=define, uselongdouble=undef
    usemymalloc=n, bincompat5005=undef
  Compiler:
    cc='cc', ccflags ='-D_REENTRANT -D_GNU_SOURCE -DDEBIAN
-fstack-protector -fno-strict-aliasing -pipe -I/usr/local/include
-D_LARGEFILE_SOURCE -D_FILE_OFFSET_BITS=64',
    optimize='-O2 -g',
    cppflags='-D_REENTRANT -D_GNU_SOURCE -DDEBIAN -fstack-protector
-fno-strict-aliasing -pipe -I/usr/local/include'
    ccversion='', gccversion='4.7.2', gccosandvers=''
    intsize=4, longsize=8, ptrsize=8, doublesize=8, byteorder=12345678
    d_longlong=define, longlongsize=8, d_longdbl=define, longdblsize=16
    ivtype='long', ivsize=8, nvtype='double', nvsize=8, Off_t='off_t',
lseeksize=8
    alignbytes=8, prototype=define
  Linker and Libraries:
    ld='cc', ldflags =' -fstack-protector -L/usr/local/lib'
    libpth=/usr/local/lib /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu /lib/../lib
/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu /usr/lib/../lib /lib /usr/lib
    libs=-lgdbm -lgdbm_compat -ldb -ldl -lm -lpthread -lc -lcrypt
    perllibs=-ldl -lm -lpthread -lc -lcrypt
    libc=, so=so, useshrplib=true, libperl=libperl.so.5.14.2
    gnulibc_version='2.13'
  Dynamic Linking:
    dlsrc=dl_dlopen.xs, dlext=so, d_dlsymun=undef, ccdlflags='-Wl,-E'
    cccdlflags='-fPIC', lddlflags='-shared -L/usr/local/lib -fstack-protector'

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@INC for perl 5.14.2:
    /etc/perl
    /usr/local/lib/perl/5.14.2
    /usr/local/share/perl/5.14.2
    /usr/lib/perl5
    /usr/share/perl5
    /usr/lib/perl/5.14
    /usr/share/perl/5.14
    /usr/local/lib/site_perl
    .

---
Environment for perl 5.14.2:
    HOME=/home/oleg
    LANG=C
    LANGUAGE=
    LD_LIBRARY_PATH (unset)
    LOGDIR (unset)
    PATH=/usr/local/bin:/usr/bin:/bin:/usr/local/games:/usr/games
    PERL_BADLANG (unset)
    SHELL=/bin/bash


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