Threading libsmbclient - a proposal.

simo idra at
Wed Apr 8 00:41:23 GMT 2009

On Tue, 2009-04-07 at 17:32 -0700, Jeremy Allison wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 08, 2009 at 12:24:48AM +0000, simo wrote:
> > I would fine the attached header much more readable, and should be
> > equivalent to your supermacro.
> > 
> > The difference is that you need to define SMB_USE_THREADS in your
> > program before including the header, but that shouldn't be a big deal,
> > or is it ?
> The problem with doing it that way is you'll have to #define that
> name *before* including the header.

That's what I said :-)

#include <libsmbclient.h>

>  The goal is for this to be used
> by callers of libsmbclient and external libraries.


> I prefer the monster macro as it allows the header file to
> be included unconditionally (as an #include in libsmbclient.h)
> and then turned on in the "global" definitions area (usually
> just before main, or at the top of the file containing the
> entry point).

I honestly don't see the difference.

> Otherwise you could easily get multiple function definitions
> be #including the header file in different modules.

No, you have barriers in the include:
#ifndef _smb_threads_h_
#define _smb_threads_h_

So multiple inclusion shouldn't really happen.

>  The
> functions under the control of the caller, not under the
> control of the header include.

I am trying to understand in which case this would make a difference.


Simo Sorce
Samba Team GPL Compliance Officer <simo at>
Principal Software Engineer at Red Hat, Inc. <simo at>

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