matthias.andree at gmx.de
Sun Apr 9 15:07:51 EDT 2006
Nathaniel Irons <ndi-l at bumppo.net> writes:
> I'd like to try bogofilter on a pair networks shared hosting account.
> They're using FreeBSD 4.8, and I'm having a hard time building sqlite with
> --enable-threadsafe -- make dies with a bunch of pthread errors.
Leaving aside that 4.8 support (including security support) has been
discontinued quite a while ago and thread support was rather
experimental in the midst of the 4.X series and improved a lot with
newer FreeBSD versions, bogofilter isn't multithreaded in the
POSIX/Linux sense of "thread".
I'd suggest though that you ask them to update to 4.11 soon (or better 6.1
after its release right away, which is FreeBSD 4 compatible).
> Is bogofilter perchance safe to use with a sqlite back-end that isn't
> itself threadsafe?
Yes, it is. Bogofilter is single-threaded as far as -lthread, -lpthread
and the other FreeBSD threading implementations (whose names I forgot)
> Because if bogofilter doesn't care, then I don't care,
Bogofilter doesn't care. It will work with a single-threaded sqlite.
> though I assume I get enough mail that there will be near-simultaneous
> invocations made on a regular basis.
Nevermind. Bogofilter uses locking and transactions where necessary to
work properly even if you're running a dozen registration and a hundred
scoring processes at the same time.
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