Re: Async I/O on IRIX 6.x?

From: Henrik Nordstrom <>
Date: Sat, 12 Sep 1998 16:48:39 +0200

Alex Rousskov wrote:

> P.S. If you think that x-memory functions (xmalloc, xfree) are
> MT-safe, think again. [but their library equivalents (malloc, free)
> are safe!]. This "bug" cost me a few hours of debugging perfectly
> sane code that used xmalloc and xfree... Just one "word" in all our
> x-memory routines code makes them unsafe!

I don't regard malloc,free as MT-Safe. It may be on most platforms, but
certainly not all for a while yet.

I even don't consider multiple IO functions on the same filedescriptor
as MT-safe on all OS:es if any (there is only one filepointer per
filedescriptor.. where does it point?).

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