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From: Michael Glassford (glassfordm_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-08-03 09:13:20

Aaron W. LaFramboise wrote:

[snip previous conversation]

>>The DllMain() or tls_callback() functions call on_thread_enter() for
>>both the DLL_PROCESS_ATTACH and the DLL_THREAD_ATTACH messages, and they
>>call on_thread_exit for both the DLL_PROCESS_DETACH and
>>This scheme seems a little cleaner and so far seems to be working OK.
>>Any thoughts about this?
> Yes I think reference counting seems like a good idea here.
> The only concern I have--I don't know how important this is--is that
> when a thread is killed with TerminateThread, I think neither TLS
> callbacks nor DllMain()s will be called. This would cause the TLS count
> to never reach zero, and for TlsFree to never be called.

Good point. Two comments: 1) If you're calling TerminateThread, you're
probably already leaking; maybe one more leak won't matter. And...

> These threads might not even be associated with the Boost TSS at all.
> For example, another third party library in some DLL might be using
> TerminateThread, and the application programmer may not even know about
> this, so it may be suprising to him when the reference count never
> reaches zero for apparently no good reason.

2) I"m only reference counting threads on which Boost.Threads tss is
actually used, so this shouldn't happen.


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