[vlc-devel] [PATCH] securetransport: Protect reading/writing with a mutex

Marvin Scholz epirat07 at gmail.com
Thu Oct 5 21:52:51 CEST 2017

On 5 Oct 2017, at 20:05, Rémi Denis-Courmont wrote:

> Le torstaina 5. lokakuuta 2017, 9.04.12 EEST Marvin Scholz a écrit :
>> Secure Transport reading/writing is not thread safe, doing it from
>> different threads results in memory corruption and other 
>> unpredictable
>> behavior.
> Concurrent st_Send() would still corrupt data given how the 
> would-block error
> is handled.
> But VLC does not require re-entrant send or re-entrant receive. It 
> only
> requires that one thread can send while another thread receives (and 
> vice
> versa).

I realize my patch description was a bit unclear. The intention
of the lock was to prevent that Send and Receive can happen 
as it seems this is not supported by the Secure Transport library.

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