Subject: Re: Kernel Threads (was Floating point in the kernel)
To: None <CVETTE@borders.com>
From: John Kohl <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 09/18/1998 15:39:39
>>>>> "Calvin" == Calvin Vette (IT- Borders Online) <CVETTE@borders.com> writes:
Calvin> The URL below describes a system similar to Sun's lwp, but
Calvin> asynchronous - a combined kernel/user thread mechanism. Is this along the
Calvin> lines of what you have in mind?
I believe the genesis of all these is Thomas Anderson's PhD work
(Univ. of Washington, around 1990/1991/1992) on Scheduler Activations.
See SOSP (Symposium on Operating System Principles) or TOCS (Transaction
of Computer Systems, I think) from those years. The kernel cooperates
with the user scheduler to let it know which execution contexts are
really running, and the user level can map that to whatever logical
threads it wants.
==John Kohl <email@example.com>, <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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