Subject: Re: the path from nathanw_sa -> newlock2
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.org>
From: Matthias Scheler <email@example.com>
Date: 02/12/2007 13:41:29
On Mon, Feb 12, 2007 at 12:00:21AM -0800, Aaron J. Grier wrote:
> On Sun, Feb 11, 2007 at 11:03:47PM +0000, Matthias Scheler wrote:
> > I don't know all the details. What I can remember is:
> > 1.) Our M:N implementation never worked properly on multiple CPUs.
> > 2.) It didn't work very well on certain platforms e.g NetBSD-sparc
> > and NetBSD-sparc64.
> both of which could've been addressed, no?
Unfortunately nobody was able to fix those issue in the last few *years*.
POSIX threads are broken on NetBSD-sparc and NetBSD-sparc64 in 2.0, 3.0
and will still be broken in 4.0.
My hope is that with "newlock2" they'll work at least in NetBSD 5.0.
Matthias Scheler http://zhadum.org.uk/