Thread Safety

Stephen Woodbridge woodbri at SWOODBRIDGE.COM
Thu Jan 19 18:23:31 EST 2006

I would agree with this. I think it would be good to develop a standards 
document around thread safety issues for coding so the new code is built 
in a thread safe way and the existing code is fixed and restructured to 
better support threads. I would like to see mapscript applications that 
can safely run in apache modules and persistent long running processes.

I am being asked to significantly increase our maps capacity per system 
and I can do that by dumbing down our maps, but I'd rather squeeze more 
out of the existing infrastructure before doing that. This is definitely 
an enterprise issue!

-Steve W.

Tamas Szekeres wrote:
> Developers,
> Using the scripting interfaces of MapServer for building enterprise
> applications highly require to spare no effort ensuring thread safety in an
> efficient way. Since many portions of the code are getting involved in this,
> it might be practical join with thoroughly rewising the code and determine
> potential problems and the manner of the usage of locks aiming the
> performance of the software.
> Tamas Szekeres

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