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RE: FW: segfault in curl_formfree() in persistence run onRHEL5x86-64as 64 bit app

From: Daniel Stenberg <>
Date: Thu, 17 Dec 2009 17:11:39 +0100 (CET)

On Thu, 17 Dec 2009, Pinakin Mevawala wrote:

>> curl_global_init() is documented not to be thread-safe. If you use it
>> in more than one thread, you're on your own.
> What if we our self provide synchronization between two threads for all the
> CURL code starting from curl_global_init(ALL) to curl_global_cleanup(). Will
> that be ok or as per the documentation, we should call curl_global_init only
> once.

Then I think you'll be fairly safe against races, but I think you may still
risk memory leaks etc (frankly I can't remember off the top of my head if this
is still true). Those functions are node designed to be called multiple times.

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