Subject: Re: proposal for Linux exit_group emulation
To: Chuck Silvers <>
From: Emmanuel Dreyfus <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 12/02/2005 16:49:41
On Fri, Dec 02, 2005 at 08:06:50AM -0800, Chuck Silvers wrote:
> > 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?

You mean appart from having a lot of code to change in compat_linux?
I don't really know, I did not made the decision in the first place.

Perhaps we use processes because we emulated Linux threads before we had lwp?

Emmanuel Dreyfus