Subject: Re: POSIX threads
To: Kent Polk <email@example.com>
From: Alistair Crooks <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 09/05/2001 16:29:03
On Wed, Sep 05, 2001 at 02:21:52PM +0000, Kent Polk wrote:
> 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.
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