Subject: Re: pthreads problem
To: Perry E. Metzger <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Adam Lebsack <email@example.com>
Date: 01/07/2002 20:18:57
On Monday, January 7, 2002, at 04:34 PM, Perry E. Metzger wrote:
> 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.
Well I don't think the mit-pthreads pkg or mysql broke on their own.
I've looked at the CVSweb entries and I have come to the conclusion that
a recent change in the NetBSD source has done it, since nothing in the
mit-pthreads pkg has been changed in 2 months.