Subject: Re: proposal for Linux exit_group emulation
To: Emmanuel Dreyfus <>
From: Chuck Silvers <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 12/02/2005 08:06:50
On Thu, Dec 01, 2005 at 11:09:43PM +0000, Emmanuel Dreyfus wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 01, 2005 at 11:49:24PM +0100, Hubert Feyrer wrote:
> > On Thu, 1 Dec 2005, Emmanuel Dreyfus wrote:
> > >Please find attached a proposal for emulating Linux exit_group(). I'm not
> > >sur it follows The Right Way.
> > 
> > There's probably a stupid idea in this question, but still:
> > Did you talk to some Linux people about this, or
> > look at Linux sources to see how/what they do?
> They use their own threading system :-)
> The problem is mapping Linux thread semantics on NetBSD kernel objects: 
> threads or processes. We chose to use processes with shared memory.

is this really better than using one process with multiple LWPs?
what problems would be caused by switching to that model?