Subject: Re: libpthread
To: None <>
From: Mihai CHELARU <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 06/20/2003 15:52:17
On Friday 20 June 2003 13:49, Lennart Augustsson wrote:
> Well, it's not only on SMP that pthreads are broken.  They don't
> really work on a single processor either.  Just read email with
> mozilla and crashes abound.

True. also XMMS creates problems when it remains in an unkillable state.

> It would be nice if there was a simple way to choose never to use
> native pthreads on a machine.  This should be an option as long as
> pthreads are broken.

Don't think it's such a good idea. Most of the users will go for the 
stable solution and the bugs in SA will be detected slowly. After all, 
-current is not a stable release and everybody should use it on his own 
risk. The only solution that I see is to see that more developers are 
becoming familiar with SA code. As far as I read, only nathanw is able 
to code this side of the kernel at this moment. And, as we all know, 
it's not good for an entire project to depend on one single person.