[sane-devel] pthread change proposal

Ludwig Jaffe luja at openhardware.de
Tue Jan 10 13:04:45 GMT 2023

yes, stability rules.

On January 10, 2023 1:58:38 PM GMT+01:00, "m. allan noah" <kitno455 at gmail.com> wrote:
>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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