[erlang-questions] obsolete comment in mnesia?
Fri Dec 23 19:50:18 CET 2011
I found this in mnesia_schema.erl during some of my Christmas code browsing:
%% Ensure that we access the intended Mnesia
%% directory. This function may not be called
%% during startup since it will cause the
%% application_controller to get into deadlock
case mnesia_lib:ensure_loaded(?APPLICATION) of
As far as I can tell, there is absolutely no risk of deadlock, but I recall a time, a looong time ago, when application:loaded_applications() was actually implemented as a gen_server:call(), and calling it during application start would result in a deadlock. If memory serves, this was corrected sometime around 1996-97...
Is there something else I'm missing, or would it be ok to remove this comment?
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