Re: is malloc() reentrant ?
In article <cistron.19990902114349.A6499@pc203a.wi.leidenuniv.nl>,
J.H.M. Dassen \(Ray\) <jdassen@wi.LeidenUniv.nl> wrote:
>On Wed, Sep 01, 1999 at 17:41:01 -0400, Seong Hoon Kim wrote:
>> is malloc() reentrant ?
>I strongly suspect it is. Read "info libc 'Feature Test Macros'" on how to
>compile for threadsafety.
"Thread safe" and "using from a signal handler safe" are 2 very
different things ...
A thread safe malloc called from a signal handler could easily deadlock,
unless it is really reentrant (no mutexes)
... somehow I have a feeling the hurting hasn't even begun yet
-- Bill, "The Terrible Thunderlizards"