Forum OpenACS Q&A: Re: carnage blender is live on aolserver 4 beta5
- Add something at the beginning of Ns_MutexDestroy to first locks
the mutex if it is not already locked, in order to protect from a
mistake in the user's Tcl code. However, no, I don't think that is
guaranteed to be a complete solution, as Ns_MutexLock does not (and
should not) call Ns_MasterLock, but it should greatly reduce the
window during which a failure could occur. In practice I bet it would
eliminate all instances of the server crashes Jonathan saw.
- Possibly add something like Jonathan's patch as well.
Um, actually, my previus post was probably somewhat in error. While I think it's true that there is a race condition in Ns_MutexDestroy (see above), I don't think calling Ns_MasterLock before NsLockFree would do anything to fix it. Ah, yep, Jonathan, you already figured that out.