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Date: Fri, 11 Apr 2003 12:23:39 +0200
From: Martin Schulze <>
Subject: Re: openssl blinding and threads?

Ryan W. Maple wrote:
> > On Wed, Apr 09, 2003 at 09:38:11AM -0700, Seth Arnold wrote:
> > > Yesterday, I saw someone on IRC mention that Red Hat's OpenSSL update
> > > (either to turn on blinding, or the oracle fix) broke threading, backed up
> > > with the idea that recompiling stunnel to use fork() instead of whatever
> > > thread library it had been using, caused some problems of his to go away.
> > >
> > > I wasn't able to drag out better information from him before he
> > > dissapeared, but I thought I'd mention it as a heads-up, in case any of
> > > you run into similar problems.
> >
> > There's been some traffic about this on the openssl development list as
> > well.  Apparently the blinding changes aren't safe for threaded apps,
> > and fixes are coming in 0.9.6j and 0.9.7b (and should be in the current
> > snapshots, too), probably Thursday.
> This looks like it here:

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