Error: FATAL Failed to initialize semaphore: Function not implemented

Alan DeKok aland at
Fri Aug 3 14:43:55 CEST 2007

Arran Cudbard-Bell wrote:
> "there's an issue to do with the way semaphores are implemented on OS X 
> (basically, you can't use "unnamed" ones -- there's a very old thread 
> about this in the freeradius-users list from 2004, with workarounds).  
> I'm guessing that there's something wrong in the "configure" for OS X, 
> meaning that it isn't using the right flavour of semaphore 
> initialisation, OR that 2.0 has a regression to the previous problem 
> that was fixed in 1.x"

  Pretty much, but the relevant code wasn't changed in 2.0, either in
configure or in src/main/threads.c.

> Any chance someone could take a look at this ?
> Be happy to provide any extra information required.

  Apple just released their version of the code.  I'll take a look to
see if there's anything special there.  It may also be useful for me to
have SSH access to a Mac box.

  Alan DeKok.

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