[freetds] How to run on freeBSD

Lowden, James K LowdenJK at bernstein.com
Wed Jun 11 12:30:30 EDT 2003


> From: Alan Pettigrew [mailto:alan at pettigrew.fsnet.co.uk]
> 
> Sorry, I confused myself.  The issued freetds 0.61 does not 
> use threading (I
> think), but the CVS version does.  It was unixODBC which had threading
> turned on by default.  When I was building the CVS version of 
> freetds to see
> if that worked I found that it used threading which I had to 
> disable.  I
> only just discovered that unixODBC needed to be built without 
> threading (on freeBSD anyway).

Alan, thanks for reporting this problem.  When we update the documentation,
it should indicate that FreeTDS (as of current) configures by default as
threadsafe, which apparently matches unixODBC's arrangement.  We should warn
that threadsafe operation has not been confirmed on FreeBSD.  Prior to
releasing, we should try to get folks here to test multithreading on as many
platforms as possible.  

It's "interesting" that the mixed mode of unixODBC and FreeTDS yielded a
crash.  I would have guessed it would be harmless, at least until you
exercised the re-entrancy.  

--jkl
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