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Re: reentrant variants of gethostbyname2/gethostbyaddr
- To: tech_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Re: reentrant variants of gethostbyname2/gethostbyaddr
- From: "Ted Unangst" <ted_(_dot_)_unangst_(_at_)_gmail_(_dot_)_com>
- Date: Mon, 6 Mar 2006 12:10:34 -0800
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.
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