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Re: POSIX threads on DFly

From: Jonathon McKitrick <jcm@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 25 Feb 2005 19:26:11 +0000

> > "WARNING: As of this writing, the thread packages commonly shipped with
> > Linux and FreeBSD don't adhere to the POSIX standard, chiefly because they
> > implement a thread either too weakly (doing everything in user space) or
> > too
> > strongly (using a process for each thread)....

> The "too weakly" is bullshit, there's any non-conformance of libc_r with
> POSIX is a bug.

I'm afraid I don't quite understand this statement.  Would you please

> > Look for the newest Linux thread implementation, called Native POSIX
> > Thread
> > Library for Linux (NPTL), which is now finding its way into Linux systems.
> > It fixes all of the important POSIX-compliance bugs."

> Read: provides a working thread implementation, not a fork-like threading.

Linux used to do fork-like?

> > Understanding that LWKT is just for the kernel, where do Xu threads fit
> > in?
> > Where are we in comparison with POSIX?

> Still some kernel parts to fix before it can be fully POSIX conformant.
> I'm working on that.

And Xu threads are related to POSIX as well?

Please CC me as I now browse the list online.

Jonathon McKitrick
My other computer is your Windows box.

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