[slime-devel] Re: Threading warnings on SBCL 1.0.19 Darwin x86

Nikodemus Siivola nikodemus at random-state.net
Thu Aug 28 15:45:42 UTC 2008

On Wed, Aug 27, 2008 at 9:01 PM, Helmut Eller <heller at common-lisp.net> wrote:

> If so, could you report it as a SBCL bug?

I think I know what the bug is -- not the details, but the general
shape, if you will. The problem is with interrupted pthread_foo calls
on lutex platforms (or possibly only Darwin.)

> And if you are at it, also convince the SBCL gods that CONDITION-WAIT
> should take a timeout argument directly, because that would be more
> efficient and less problematic than WITH-TIMEOUT.  Thanks.

That is in the plans, however, it requires re-implementing a lot of
stuff since Darwin does not support timeout variants for various
pthread functions -- so it will take a while to happen.


 -- Nikodemus

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