Subject: Re: POSIX threads
To: None <tech-pkg@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Kent Polk <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 09/05/2001 14:21:52
On 3 Sep 2001 08:50:00 -0500, Hubert Feyrer wrote:
> On Mon, 3 Sep 2001, Martin Fellbrink wrote:
>> The version of NetBSD is 1.5 and 1.13 of pthreads.
> What "pthreads"? There are several (userland) threads packages for NetBSD,
> of varying quality. I think pth is used for most things (via glib :-), and
> what I can tell you about that is that it's non-preemptive, which is a
> certain problem. I don't know if other pkgs like unproven-pthreads or ptl
> are better or worse in that regard.

I heard a couple of years ago that someone was working on providing
kernel-based thread capabilities for NetBSD. What happened to that
effort? It would sure be nice to have threading that worked for
Python, Zope, etc.