Subject: Re: libpthread
To: der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
From: Bill Studenmund <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 06/23/2003 10:54:08
On Fri, 20 Jun 2003, der Mouse wrote:

> >> Well, it's not only on SMP that pthreads are broken.  They don't
> >> really work on a single processor either.  [...]
> > So someone should file some bug reports and/or start debugging the
> > problem.
> So when someone commits something broken, the modern position is to
> tell people who notice "so fix it", rather than to back it out?

No, the modern position hasn't changed. pthreads, though, are a must-have
for 2.0; there will be no 2.0 without them. Backing them out/turning them
off will only delay 2.0, which will cause other problems for the project.

pthreads needs lots of folks to help. Both the kernel bit and fixing
userland apps. That's not going to hapeen with the code turned off or with
pthreads on a branch. :-(

Take care,