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From: Martin Wille (mw8329_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-04-29 12:32:34

Caleb Epstein wrote:

> Here's a quick analysis of the Boost.Thread test programs and their
> usage of Boost.Test:
> * test_barrier.cpp - OK. Doesn't use BOOST_CHECK until after all
> threads have been joined
> * test_condition.cpp - looks like it needs work, though this test
> never hangs/fails for me so perhaps my analysis is incorrect.
> * test_mutex.cpp - Patched (via util.inl), but I think I still see
> more potential problems.
> * test_once.cpp - OK. See test_barrier.cpp
> * test_read_write_mutex.cpp - patched to not use BOOST_CHECK. Calls
> BOOST_ERROR if tests fail.
> * test_thread.cpp - OK. only one thread should be active at a time
> * test_tss.cpp - OK. Uses a mutex to protect calls to BOOST_CHECK and
> there is a comment musing on the lack of thread-safety there.
> * test_xtime.cpp: OK. Doesn't spawn threads.
> So basically, I'm slightly concerned about test_mutex.cpp (after my
> patch) and test_condition.cpp but I think other than that the rest of
> the test programs are OK.

Bill Kempf was aware of the fact that Boost.Test isn't thread-safe (in
fact, we found it out the hard way, too). I think he adjusted all the
tests before he disappeared.


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