Subject: Re: [boost] [thread] [rfc] patch to change condition_variable and mutex error checks
From: Brett Lentz (blentz_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-11-30 17:05:28
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On 11/30/2011 04:51 PM, Peter Dimov wrote:
> Brett Lentz wrote:
>> Patch is attached.
>> I'd like to get some comments about this patch. Does it seem
>> reasonable enough to accept? Is there a better way to handle it?
>> BOOST_VERIFY aborts on EINTR, but EINTR is usually not fatal, it
>> just means you need to try later.
> You've attached the wrong patch. Anyway, POSIX specifically
> forbids pthread functions from returning EINTR.
DOH! Correct patch attached here.
Posix may forbid it, but that doesn't necessarily stop a broken
implementation from doing it. Like the original e-mail said, this was
a result of an actual customer's experience in an actual production
While I'd like to see the patch accepted, it would be equally valid to
just say that it's not a problem boost should be solving, and that I
need to file a bug with the OS vendor that they shouldn't be violating
POSIX like this. ;-)
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