Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] [Wireshark-bugs] [Bug 1179] cmake build integration + dbus +
From: Joerg Mayer <[email protected]>
Date: Tue, 7 Nov 2006 12:19:37 +0100
On Tue, Nov 07, 2006 at 09:26:50AM +0000, ronnie sahlberg wrote:
> As someone that has actually studied the feasibility of making
> wireshark multithreaded and what would be required
> "... Written with tons of globals variables, non thread safe, ..."

[Good reasons about the real problems of multithreading and lots of old
messages removed]

While that type of usage would be interesting for people with multicore
machines (like me) I don't think that this is the main reason why people
talk about multithreading. The real reason might me, that they mean
reentrancy with different contexts - like being able to run two tabs
with different capture files in each at the same time.

Joerg Mayer                                           <[email protected]>
We are stuck with technology when what we really want is just stuff that
works. Some say that should read Microsoft instead of technology.