From: Roland Schwarz (roland.schwarz_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-11-04 06:19:58
Incidentally I found the following, which I think applies to the case:
> Using A Condition Variable - A Complete Example
> 3. The mutex itself MUST be a recursive mutex. In order to see why,
look at the
> code of the 'handle_requests_loop' function. You will notice that it
first locks the
> mutex, and afterwards calls the 'get_request' function, which locks
the mutex again.
> If we used a non-recursive mutex, we'd get locked indefinitely in
the mutex locking
> operation of the 'get_request' function.
Don't get me wrong, altough I understand the reasoning of the various
posters, the use
of recursive mutex does not seem to be considered wrong in general.
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