To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: John Nemeth <email@example.com>
Date: 02/04/2002 23:12:58
I've been meaning to ask about this for a while. I just wanted to
check my thinking on a couple of things. As I understand it,
nathanw_sa will create LWPs (Light Weight Processes). When this is
done a multithreaded app using nathanw_sa running on an SMP will be
able to have different threads running on multiple processors
simultaneously (ignoring scheduling issues)? However, currently a
multithreaded app can't take advantage of multiple processors since it
is still really only a single process?
How would a program go about using nathanw_sa? Would there simply
be a pthread library provided by the system, then any program that uses
pthreads would simply do the right thing?