Applied: PATCH for thread-safe C++ static local initialization

Jason Thorpe
Mon Aug 30 19:03:00 GMT 2004

On Aug 30, 2004, at 10:07 AM, Richard Earnshaw wrote:

>> BTW, does the NetBSD pthreads package not support static 
>> initialization of
>> recursive mutexes?  The code that references those routines is the 
>> portable
>> fallback for targets that don't, but I'd like to use static 
>> initialization
>> wherever possible.
> No idea.  Jason, do you know?

No, to initialize a mutex as recursive, you must pthread_mutex_init() 
with a mutexattr that has been settype'd to PTHREAD_MUTEX_RECURSIVE.

         -- Jason R. Thorpe <>

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