Subject: Re: pthreads problem
To: Perry E. Metzger <>
From: Adam Lebsack <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/07/2002 20:18:57
On Monday, January 7, 2002, at 04:34 PM, Perry E. Metzger wrote:

> Adam Lebsack <> 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.

Adam Lebsack