Subject: Re: pthreads internals
To: Christos Zoulas <>
From: Thor Lancelot Simon <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 11/10/2006 14:45:58
On Fri, Nov 10, 2006 at 01:40:40PM -0500, Christos Zoulas wrote:
> On Nov 10, 12:19pm, (Thor Lancelot Simon) wrote:
> -- Subject: Re: pthreads internals
> | > Not very easy to do, but a worth-while goal.
> | 
> | Why?  Even under Linux, the kind of "Linux threads" we're talking about
> | are processes.  Why engage in a monumental engineering effort to yield
> | a result which will probably act less like the emulated operating system
> | than what we already have?
> No, this is the "old linux threads", not NPTL. Most modern Linuxes use
> NPTL by default which has "native threads".

Yes, I understand that.  But Mindaugas said "the emulation of Linux
threads uses processes", and, in fact, there is no other sane way to
emulate the old, clone()-using Linux thread system.