[gdal-dev] Get error handler user data when removing CPL Error Handler

Rajsekar Manokaran rajsekar at gmail.com
Sun Sep 12 08:04:26 PDT 2021

Thanks for the clarification! The API you suggest would indeed be quite

We do intend to support the thread local variants too, but wanted to see
how much we can support the global one.


On Sun, Sep 12, 2021 at 7:42 PM Even Rouault <even.rouault at spatialys.com>

> Hi,
> no there's no thread safe API to do what you want. You'd need a new
> function
> CPLErrorHandler CPLSetErrorHandlerEx2( CPLErrorHandler pfnErrorHandlerNew,
> void* pUserData, void** ppOldUserData )
> to do that.
> But as you mention threads that might compete to set an error handler,
> using CPLSetErrorHandlerEx() is probably not the best strategy. You'd be
> better with CPLPushErrorHandler() / CPLPopErrorHandler() that only affects
> the current thread.
> Even
> Le 12/09/2021 à 16:03, Rajsekar Manokaran a écrit :
> Hi,
> In the gdal rust bindings (https://github.com/georust/gdal), we're trying
> to facilitate the use of CPLSetErrorHandlerEx and related APIs.  While
> setting a handler, we may pass a heap allocated data pointer to the second
> argument, which is then read via the CPLGetErrorHandlerUserData in the
> handler and passed to the user.
> However, while removing or setting another handler, we're unable to find a
> race-free method to get the associated user data of the previous handler.
> This is needed to properly deallocate the memory.
> Is there an atomic way to get both the previous handler (as returned by
> CPLSetErrorHandler), along with the associated user data?  The issue with
> making two calls, is that another thread might make changes in between the
> two calls.
> We could synchronize in our API, but it still has the same issue if the
> user parallely used the C APIs directly or via a different interface.
> Relevant PR in rust gdal bindings:
> https://github.com/georust/gdal/pull/215
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