talloc & threads in rlm_eap

Arran Cudbard-Bell a.cudbardb at freeradius.org
Fri Jun 20 21:18:25 CEST 2014

On 20 Jun 2014, at 19:00, Arran Cudbard-Bell <a.cudbardb at freeradius.org> wrote:

> On 20 Jun 2014, at 18:50, Arran Cudbard-Bell <a.cudbardb at freeradius.org> wrote:
>> On 20 Jun 2014, at 18:39, Phil Mayers <p.mayers at IMPERIAL.AC.UK> wrote:
>>> Erm... Oh dear:
>>> https://lists.samba.org/archive/samba-technical/2014-June/100669.html
>>> Does this mean what I think it does?
>> Appears so.
> OK, well that explains a lot. Basically we can't parent REQUEST structs from any shared
> contexts, same for the handlers. That's going to make request chaining using talloc a bit
> more difficult, but it's not impossible, and we can still keep the nice autofree 
> behaviour we just need to use destructors instead.
> The rest of the code was written to assume REQUESTS were only used by one thread at a 
> time so should be ok.
> Things like rbtrees, hashes, lists, etc are all synchronised so they're fine.

Ug, but parented off things like config structures. I just checked and they seem fine

Anyway, handlers now alloced from the NULL context. So all should be well...

Arran Cudbard-Bell <a.cudbardb at freeradius.org>
FreeRADIUS Development Team

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