cyrus-imapd 3.0.0 next beta and release plan?

Ken Murchison murch at
Tue Dec 29 10:32:51 EST 2015


If all that can be done safely in the signal handler is setting a global 
variable, I might just scrap the heartbeat functionality. The 
alternative is that the actual method processing code will have 
periodically check the status of the global variable.  Or do you have a 
more creative idea?

On 12/29/2015 09:44 AM, Thomas Jarosch wrote:
> On Sunday, 27. December 2015 09:48:46 Bron Gondwana via Cyrus-devel wrote:
>> I think I'd like to do the next beta after CalConnect, which is Jan 10-15.
>> Ken and I will both be working on making sure the calendaring is really
>> solid.  My main goal from this calconnect is to get our test cases up to
>> scratch and integrate with Apple's CalTester in Cassandane so we get the
>> benefit of their tests too.
> if you and Ken are going to touch the CalDAV stuff, there's still the issue
> in httpd.c's keep_alive() function calling non-trivial code that might
> malloc() and therefore block the whole process.
> This is what I wrote back then in the email on 2015-09-01
> titled "cyrus 2.4 deadlock identified: SIGALRM race":
> ---------------------------------------
> @Ken: The keep_alive() function in httpd.c (CalDAV)
> probably suffers from the same signal handler issue.
> ---------------------------------------
> Cheers,
> Thomas

Kenneth Murchison
Principal Systems Software Engineer
Carnegie Mellon University

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