Bruce Momjian writes:
> First, ecpg has actual thead creation function calls, so I believe we
> will still need a --with-threads configure option, at least to control
> ecpg, unless we make threading some kind of ecpg runtime flag.
This is not an issue because it only affects the libecpg library.
> So, if we move in the libpq_r direction, we will have some platforms
> that don't have libpq_r because they don't need it, and others that
> don't have it because they don't support threading or we don't know how
> to do threading in our configure tests. This seems very confusing to
On a system with a separate libc_r, you *already* need special compiler
flags to link thread-safe applications. So it is only consistent that
libpq applications also need special flags. For example, a normal
application is linked so:
cc -o prog prog1.o prog2.o -lpq -lc
(well, you don't write the -lc) and a thread-safe application is linked
cc -o prog prog1.o prog2.o -lpq_r -lc_r
> I wonder if we should just keep the current setup for 7.4 and
> collect theading configure information, then revisit this for 7.5.
Well, when the packagers wrap up 7.4 they're going to need to make a call.
Either it's not going to be thread-safe, and the work was in vain, or it's
thread-safe and the concerns about the supposed performance hits are not
Peter Eisentraut [EMAIL PROTECTED]
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