Subject: Re: libpthread busted?
To: Nathan J. Williams <>
From: Bill Studenmund <>
List: current-users
Date: 02/28/2003 16:17:39
On 28 Feb 2003, Nathan J. Williams wrote:

> Bill Studenmund <> writes:
> > If that's not a typo, that's a problem. With -current pthreads, you can
> > ONLY use -current pthreads. You can't mix different thread libraries
> > together.
> You can't mix them in one program; you can have both on the
> system. The difficulties are more to do with pkgsrc picking the wrong
> one or having some packages that use one being linked into packages
> that use the other.


> > What MIGHT be happening is that a program's using pth, not NetBSD's
> > libpthread. That will be a problem as we have expectations of what
> > -lpthread does (overrides some weak symbols in libc) that the pth package
> > mightn't be doing.
> I don't think this is the issue here. The native libpthread is cozy
> with libc and sets some libc state, but a non-integrated pthread
> library like pth shouldn't set any of them (notably the __isthreaded
> flag that causes the mutex stubs to trip the assertion seen here).

Ahhh... Then it was probably an attempt to dynamically load libpthread.

Take care,