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[Libevent-users] Re: libevent 2.1.11-stable breaks the links browser

On Thu, Aug 29, 2019 at 06:38:48PM +0200, Mikulas Patocka wrote:
> Hi
> The patch 497ef904d544ac51de43934549dbeccce8e6e8f8 ("Warn if forked from 
> the event loop during event_reinit()") breaks the links browser when it is 
> compiled with libevent.


> Links is event based and almost all the code runs from event_loop. Will 
> you fix libevent to allow fork() from event handlers? Or do you insist 
> that we can't call fork from an event handler and that some workaround in 
> links has to be implemented?

Hm, thinking about this a little bit more and I'm realizing that that
patch was a mistake (and my thoughts about event_reinit() do not handle
signal pipe reinit gracefully, was wrong), thanks for the report!

So I'm going to revert, but first I want to receive an answer to [1]
(going to wait just for a couple of days, not more).

  [1]: https://github.com/libevent/libevent/pull/833#issuecomment-526375430

P.S. and this revert will be backported to the 2.1 tree and the next
release will contain this patch.

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