Making Password Prompts Serial again

Dan Mosedale dmose at mozilla.org
Thu Mar 18 17:37:54 UTC 2010


  On 3/18/10 9:56 AM, Mark Banner wrote:
> To fix the remaining issue explained above I think we'd have to 
> provide some wider mutexes/locks in the various protocols which would 
> ensure that whilst the authentication period was in progress for one 
> connection, another connection couldn't start. This would be a more 
> complex solution that I don't think we could get in for 3.1.
>
> So in summary, I think we can make the prompts "serial" and in the 
> cases of bad password and multiple accounts, we might get some 
> slightly unexpected results, but I think that is a far better result 
> than the non-serial prompts that steal focus that we have now.
This analysis makes sense to me. I'd suggest going for it.

Dan




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