Comment 7 for bug 1527636

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mdavidsaver (mdavidsaver) wrote : Re: [Bug 1527636] Re: Client exit delays caused by reverse name lookup

On 12/18/2015 12:09 PM, Andrew Johnson wrote:
> I haven't looked at the code, but shouldn't this be fixed in the
> ipAddrToAsciiEnginePrivate class destructor, such that it *doesn't* wait
> for the thread to exit but somehow leaves an indication that if/when
> gethostbyaddr() ever returns that it must clean up by itself and exit?

That's what I'm looking into. The first problem is understanding this oh so complicated API...

The issue as I see it is to allow a "transaction" to be aborted while a lookup is in progress.

Not stopping the thread is easy. Just remove the reference count so that, once started, it runs until process termination.

> In any case I would be happy to see patches for the CAref documentation
> and the AppDevGuide that explain what's happening when
> ca_context_destroy() is slow to return.

I'm for marking this API as deprecated for external use in preparation for replacing it.