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Subject: Re: [Boost-users] Boost thread conflicts with MFC
From: Anthony Williams (anthony.ajw_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-04-08 16:57:55

Igor MI <kostadinovigor_at_[hidden]> writes:

> I updated from 1.35 to 1.38 when the conflicts started. My MFC application
> wouldn't start, it would throw an exception. I pinned down the problem to
> the hook that boost thread library is using which is located in tss_pe.cpp:
> extern "C"
> {
> extern BOOL (WINAPI * const _pRawDllMain)(HANDLE, DWORD,
> LPVOID)=&dll_callback;
> }
> What I did is comment this declaration and rebuild the library and now my
> application seems to be running normally. My question is can boost thread
> library run properly without this hook? If not, what other solution do you
> suggest.

This hook is necessary when using static-linked boost.thread in a DLL,
in order to ensure that the thread-specific data allocated for each
thread is cleaned up.

I have been sent a patch to handle this case, and will try and integrate
it into boost.thread sometime soon.


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