Subject: Re: pthreads problem
To: Adam Lebsack <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Perry E. Metzger <email@example.com>
Date: 01/07/2002 18:34:48
Adam Lebsack <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> OK, then. Would you happen to know why it broke in the first place?
proven-pthreads has been fragile from the start and never has worked
very well. There is a reason that we have things like explorer's
"unproven-threads" package around -- proven's code isn't reliable --
and there is a reason we have all the other packages like pth.
> I find it hard to believe that it's not fixable unless there was
> something done to NetBSD's core codebase that was intentional.
Read the code and you'll understand why it cannot be fixed very well.
> So, what would you recommend? Perhaps I can tackle this. :)
I'd discuss it on tech-pkg -- someone will likely have good ideas
about which of the pthreads implementations will work well for you.
Perry E. Metzger email@example.com
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