gethostbyname_r

Corinna Vinschen corinna-cygwin@cygwin.com
Tue Oct 11 16:16:00 GMT 2005


On Oct 11 12:10, Richard Campbell wrote:
> Brian Ford wrote:
> >
> >There is almost no need for gethostbyname_r on Cygwin since its sole
> >purpose is to create a thread safe interface.  In most all cases, Cygwin's
> >gethostbyname is thread safe.
> >
> > http://www.cygwin.com/ml/cygwin/2004-05/msg00202.html
> 
> 1) Resolving a numeric host is more common than whatever (all - "most 
> all") is, IMO.
> 2) The difference between most all and all is usually horrible to track 
> down.

gethostbyname_r is a non-standard interface anyway.  It only exists in
glibc.  The portable way to do this is to create a wrapper function in
the application which handles access from multiple threads.


Corinna

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