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Re: privoxy broken with latest i386 snap?



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On Thu, 13 Feb 2003, Marco S Hyman wrote:

>  > threads are b0rked. backing out marc's changes to the following versions
>  > makes privoxy work again:

my apologies for jumping to conclusions

> It seems that the changes only changed timing to allow an existing bug to
> show up.   Privoxy was hanging on DNS access as part of gethostby* calls
> from multiple threads.  Per POSIX get*by* is NOT thread safe.  get*by*_r
> would be, but we don't have them.
>
> This patch to the privoxy port seems to resolve the problem.  Please apply
> and test.   I *think* it will resolve the problem.   I'm still testing.
> Sometimes it took lots of effort to trigger the bug so if I'm wrong the
> ptoblem could still exist.

the patch applies ok and seems to fix the bug. at least, what i used to
be able to do (checking news.google.com) to wedge privoxy no longer breaks
it. i'll keep poking at it this afternoon, but i think the fix is good.

thanks for looking into this.

CK

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