[gnutls-devel] GnuTLS | GnuTLS docs are not clear about thread-safety of intialization ? (#900)

Development of GNU's TLS library gnutls-devel at lists.gnutls.org
Thu Jan 9 13:07:23 CET 2020

Nikos Mavrogiannopoulos commented:

> Ok, but people seem to miss this. The report is from "the real world"... people may read docs in other ways than we do. IMO, there should *at least* be some words about the thread-safety of gnutls_global_init, together with a link to the Thread-safety section you mention.

I understand, I have overreacted in my first response, sorry for that. We want these reports so we can improve documentation.

> I've written code using GnuTLS since 2005 and our code (curl) still works to build with older GnuTLS versions. We have calls to gnutls_global_init() in the code base.

Hmm, older versions than 3.3.0 may have problems. I've created https://gitlab.com/gnutls/gnutls/merge_requests/1162 to document as precisely as I could the behavior.

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