[sane-devel] pthread change proposal

m. allan noah kitno455 at gmail.com
Tue Jan 10 12:58:38 GMT 2023

No way. It is not good practice to add a major, potentially breaking, and
partially untested change to git mere days before a release. I propose that
this change (or a derivative) gets merged a couple weeks after the release.


On Tue, Jan 10, 2023 at 1:06 AM Ralph Little <skelband at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> We have a long-running issue related to pthread use in SANE backends.
> See here: https://gitlab.com/sane-project/backends/-/issues/153
> I proposed a change to sanei_thread to try to sort some of these issues
> while improving detection of builds that abuse the restrictions
> surrounding pthread_t values. That proposal is here:
> https://gitlab.com/sane-project/backends/-/merge_requests/750
> Povilas and I had some discussions about this solution and given the
> impending release of 1.2.1, someone has expressed a desire to see these
> issues solved, particularly as they relate to MacOS, which is properly
> broken at the moment. :(
> Could I get some further comments on the proposed solution and I would
> especially appreciate if we could see some testing of that branch
> solution on platforms other than Linux?
> Cheers,
> Ralph

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