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From: William E. Kempf (wekempf_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-02-21 10:05:37

Chris S said:
> I've installed boost's threading library following the build
> instructions in the documentation. I was unable to get bjam to work. No
> matter what I tried it won't accept my include or library paths for
> mingw. However, using Dev-C++, I set up projects using the appropriate
> include and library directories and successfully built both
> libboostthread.a and
> boostthreadmon.dll.
> All seemed well until I tried to run the libs/thread/example/thread.cpp
> example. It compiled wonderfully and without error, but segfaults for
> the lines:
> boost::thread thrd(alarm);
> thrd.join();
> I'm assuming, while I believe I followed the build instructions
> correctly and received no compilation or linking errors, that the boost
> threading library is not at fault. If so, what might I have done, or not
> done, to cause this problem?

Actually, I'm fighting GCC/Win32 issues. Cygwin uses POSIX threads, and
the timing facilities seem to be broken. Cygwin with -mno-cygwin and
MinGW use the native Win32 C RTL, but there's issues with TSS not working
which *appears* to stem from the STL libraries not being thread safe (and
I've not had the time to get STLPort to work with the Cygwin/-mno-cygwin
combination that I use). The specific problem you're describing is not
one I've seen, so I'll look into it shortly, but don't be too quick to
assume it's not a fault in Boost.Threads. If anyone can help in solving
these portability issues, I'd appreciate it.

William E. Kempf

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