Subject: Re: libpthread
To: Todd Vierling <>
From: Jason Thorpe <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 06/25/2003 20:24:46
On Wednesday, June 25, 2003, at 07:30  AM, Todd Vierling wrote:

> : They were, however, artifacts of their particular implementation of
> : M:N, not properties inherent to the M:N strategy.
> So what?  *NetBSD*'s pthreads project has been how long coming with
> completely unstable (forget even thinking about performance yet!) 
> results?

Actually, Nathan's Usenix paper showed that our pthreads implementation 
is actually fairly decent, performance-wise.  In many common cases, we 
have very low context switch latency due to not having to trap into the 

         -- Jason R. Thorpe <>