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Re: More info on making Debian thread safe.

david@elo.sw.ods.com (David Engel) writes:

> Does anyone know how much of a performance impact this has on
> applications that aren't threaded?

That would definitely be worth knowing, but unfortunately I don't.

The only thing I'm concerned about is that if we don't have all the
major shared libraries compiled with _REENTRANT then any threaded apps
will have to compile all the libraries they need statically, or
provide their own shared versions.  I imagine we may see more threaded
apps in the future, in which case this could be a pain...

As long as we have libc, X, and the other big ones compiled reentrant,
then I guess we'd probably be OK for most programs.  But if we're
already going to do that, then it probably just makes sense to do them
all, and forget about it.  I imagine those libraries will account for
the vast majority of all the time spent in shared libraries on a given


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