[icecast-dev] libshout API change needed?

Michael Smith msmith at xiph.org
Wed Jul 2 18:47:21 PDT 2003

On Wednesday 02 July 2003 08:33, Brendan Cully wrote:
> (I think this may have come up before and then gotten dropped.)
> libshout may need two additional API methods: libshout_init and
> libshout_shutdown.
> libshout itself currently has no use for these functions, but they
> would be used to call the init and shutdown hooks in the net
> library. When this library is built with thread support, it uses these
> hooks to create and destroy a library-wide mutex.
> I'd prefer to avoid adding these two methods, but I can't think of a
> good way to do it. Does anyone have any advice?

There are two things here: resolver.c and sock.c

The resolver is easy, we just use static initialisers for the mutex, rather 
than initialising through the functions. The thread module doesn't expose any 
static initialisers, but we could make it do so (or just take the hacky 
approach of using the pthread initialisers directly).

ock.c is harder. On unix, it doesn't need to do anything, so it's ok. On 
windows, it calls WSAStartup() (and WSAShutdown() on shutdown). I assume 
those are neccesary for some reason. I'm not sure what to do about those... 


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