[Help-gnutls] Re: gnutls_handshake() is slow and is a big lock

Nikos Mavrogiannopoulos nmav at gnutls.org
Sat Jul 29 14:03:21 CEST 2006

On Sat 29 Jul 2006 13:50, Simon Josefsson wrote:

> > And do you think that gnutls_handshake() can be used in two
> > different threads at the same time?
> If you use different gnutls_session objects in each thread, I think
> this should work.  But I haven't tested it.  Maybe you need extra
> copies of other structures too, used by the gnutls_session.

Yes, if a gnutls_session object is only accessed by a single thread it
works (of course the locks for libgcrypt need to be set up). The hydra
web server (http://hydra.hellug.gr) uses gnutls and works pretty much 


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