Use of pool servers reveals unacceptable crash rate in async DNS

Eric S. Raymond esr at
Sun Jun 26 14:06:28 UTC 2016

Eric S. Raymond <esr at>:
> > What would you do if we discovered a case where we wanted it?
> Cry a lot.  Then add logic to force synchronous DNS when memlocking is
> selected, and document this as a workaround for a bug we haven't fixed yet.

Ugh.  Our options have just narrowed.  I've just seen must be installed for pthread_cancel to work
Aborted (core dumped)

with memlock off in the build.

I think the homebrew async-lookup code has to go.  Even if we installed
the warmup fix, I don't think I'd trust it.
		<a href="">Eric S. Raymond</a>

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