Subject: Re: Threading problems
To: Eric Haszlakiewicz <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Nathan J. Williams <email@example.com>
Date: 11/24/2004 23:36:00
Eric Haszlakiewicz <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > So that the right thing happens for a pthread and a non-pthread program.
> > Other OSs have libc and libc_r. We didn't want to do that, and this
> > behavior lets us.
> By "right thing" you mean non-pthread program doesn't have the
> pthread_* functions defined? Is that really a requirement?
> If so, that seems to mean that even if we wanted to accept the performance
> hit, it would be incorrect to just dump pthread into libc.
The "right thing" here is protection of libc-internal data structures
(stdio, malloc, etc) in the presence of threads.
I think the rest of this is addressed by my earlier messages in the
thread, so I won't bother to repeat it.