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Re: reentrant variants of gethostbyname2/gethostbyaddr



On 3/6/06, Hannah Schroeter <hannah_(_at_)_schlund_(_dot_)_de> wrote:
> >you can make a gethostbyaddr_r by using a mutex and memcpy to passed storage.
>
> I had ideas like that already.
>
> But... IIRC one would have to copy several strings, keeping track
> of things. Correct?
>
> And a big disadvantage is creating a big bottleneck, if the name
> server responds slowly.

i don't think the backend supports threads particularly well, so
wrappers are probably your best bet for now.