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From Alexander Broekhuis <a.broekh...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [jira] [Commented] (CELIX-215) curl_global_init() not called directly
Date Fri, 06 Feb 2015 19:16:52 GMT
Hi all,

Since I'm not sure if all of you are following the commits list, I've send
forwarded this one.

Daniel raised this issue, and I'm not yet sure how to fully solve it. If
anyone has any ideas, please add those to the issue.


2015-02-06 20:14 GMT+01:00 Alexander Broekhuis (JIRA) <jira@apache.org>:

>     [
> https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/CELIX-215?page=com.atlassian.jira.plugin.system.issuetabpanels:comment-tabpanel&focusedCommentId=14309677#comment-14309677
> ]
> Alexander Broekhuis commented on CELIX-215:
> -------------------------------------------
> Looking at the API of curl, I see how it is intended to use. But looking
> at the principle idea of Celix (or OSGi in general) I do not see how to fit
> the current usage of Curl in Celix.
> To clarify, following the spec bundles are loaded unordered, while there
> currently is a side effect of the launcher, this is not something we can
> rely on. Also, any bundle can use Curl, as such the start/stop point of
> Curl is not known.
> One possible (partial) solution would be to create a separate Curl bundle
> that takes care of the global_init and global_destroy calls. Any bundle
> wanting to use Curl would depend on this bundle. So in turn curl_easy_init
> is only used when the Curl bundle is started.
> This, however, does not satisfy the Curl requirement that no threads must
> be started before calling global_init, because any other bundle not using
> Curl can already be started and have started threads as well.
> I'll think about this a bit more. Any ideas are welcome as well!
> > curl_global_init() not called directly
> > --------------------------------------
> >
> >                 Key: CELIX-215
> >                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/CELIX-215
> >             Project: Celix
> >          Issue Type: Bug
> >            Reporter: Daniel Parker
> >            Priority: Minor
> >
> > curl_global_init() is called by curl_easy_init() if it has not been
> called already (so the system works as-is), but according to the
> documentation, curl_global_init() is not thread-safe, so it really ought to
> be called in launcher.c::main() before it starts spawning threads.
> > Also, curl_global_cleanup() needs to be called after we're done with
> curl.
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Met vriendelijke groet,

Alexander Broekhuis

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