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2010.06.17 15:39 "[Tiff] libtiff 4 API/ABI stability?", by Adam Goode
2010.06.17 16:21 "Re: [Tiff] libtiff 4 API/ABI stability?", by Edward Lam
2010.06.17 16:22 "Re: [Tiff] libtiff 4 API/ABI stability?", by Edward Lam
2010.06.17 16:38 "Re: [Tiff] libtiff 4 API/ABI stability?", by Adam Goode
2010.06.17 22:06 "Re: [Tiff] libtiff 4 API/ABI stability?", by Edward Lam
2010.06.18 00:13 "Re: [Tiff] libtiff 4 API/ABI stability?", by Adam Goode
2010.06.18 13:44 "Re: [Tiff] libtiff 4 API/ABI stability?", by Edward Lam
2010.06.17 16:28 "Re: [Tiff] libtiff 4 API/ABI stability?", by Bob Friesenhahn
2010.06.17 16:34 "Re: [Tiff] libtiff 4 API/ABI stability?", by Adam Goode
2010.06.17 16:55 "Re: [Tiff] libtiff 4 API/ABI stability?", by Bob Friesenhahn
2010.06.17 17:15 "Re: [Tiff] libtiff 4 API/ABI stability?", by Adam Goode
2010.06.17 18:04 "Re: [Tiff] libtiff 4 API/ABI stability?", by Olivier Paquet
2010.06.17 18:09 "Re: [Tiff] libtiff 4 API/ABI stability?", by Adam Goode
2010.06.17 18:47 "Re: [Tiff] libtiff 4 API/ABI stability?", by Bob Friesenhahn
2010.06.17 19:35 "Re: [Tiff] libtiff 4 API/ABI stability?", by Olivier Paquet
2010.06.18 00:33 "Re: [Tiff] libtiff 4 API/ABI stability?", by Adam Goode
2010.06.18 01:45 "Re: [Tiff] libtiff 4 API/ABI stability?", by Adam Goode
2010.06.18 01:54 "Re: [Tiff] libtiff 4 API/ABI stability?", by Olivier Paquet
2010.06.18 02:00 "Re: [Tiff] libtiff 4 API/ABI stability?", by Adam Goode
2010.06.18 13:32 "Re: [Tiff] libtiff 4 API/ABI stability?", by Edward Lam
2010.06.18 13:54 "Re: [Tiff] libtiff 4 API/ABI stability?", by Olivier Paquet
2010.06.18 02:36 "Re: [Tiff] libtiff 4 API/ABI stability?", by Bob Friesenhahn
2010.06.17 20:14 "Re: [Tiff] libtiff 4 API/ABI stability?", by Tom Lane
2010.06.17 20:35 "Re: [Tiff] libtiff 4 API/ABI stability?", by Bob Friesenhahn
2010.06.18 00:31 "Re: [Tiff] libtiff 4 API/ABI stability?", by Adam Goode

2010.06.18 02:36 "Re: [Tiff] libtiff 4 API/ABI stability?", by Bob Friesenhahn

On Thu, 17 Jun 2010, Olivier Paquet wrote:

That's fine for most operations but at some point (eg. file I/O if it is not memory mapped) we will need synchronization. Which pretty much means linking with pthread. This is why I raised the question: should we do it now or wait until is is actually needed?

It is certainly true that in some OS environments, the library might not operate in in a thread-safe manner unless it is explicitly built as thread safe code. For example global 'errno' needs to be handled specially in a threaded program. It is also true that multiple threads will not be able to use the same file descriptor without doing locking. For many/most people, they will be happy if libtiff works flawlessly while doing I/O to several TIFF files from several threads simultaneously with a thread per file model.

Bob
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