Subject: SMP + pthreads update
To: None <>
From: Frank van der Linden <>
List: current-users
Date: 07/18/2003 18:42:00
Stephan Uphoff has been working on fixing some threading kernel bugs,
and improving the pthread + SMP case. I have checked in his changes.

With these changes, I have been unable to crash the kernel in the
pthread + SMP case, running xmms and Mozilla Firebird as tests
(it used to crash pretty quickly). Some other problems should also
be gone, like threaded applications locking up.

I don't think all problems have been fixed, but it's a large step
forward. So if you've had pthread-related crashes (espcially with
SMP systems), please update your sources, and rebuild.

- Frank

Frank van der Linden                                  
NetBSD. Free, Unix-like OS. > 45 different platforms.