How is an application supposed to know if a Kerberos library isthread safe?

Jeffrey Altman jaltman at
Sat Dec 18 07:39:30 EST 2004

Sam Hartman wrote:
> I think a solution is needed to this problem.  My head hurts when I
> think about reasonable general solutions to this problem so let's
> consider something specific to this one issue.

I am going to propose the follow prototypes for functions which can 
provide a run-time answer to the question of thread safety.

krb5_boolean KRB5_CALLCONV krb5_is_thread_safe(krb5_context context);

OM_uint32 KRB5_CALLCONV gss_krb5_is_thread_safe(void *kctx);


Jeffrey Altman

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