Subject: pth on alpha [was Re: Multithreading package for NetBSD]
To: Olaf Seibert <>
From: Nick Hudson <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 10/20/2002 08:31:07
[Moved to tech-pkg]

On Sunday 20 October 2002 1:57 am, Olaf Seibert wrote:
> On Sun 13 Oct 2002 at 17:26:45 +0100, Nick Hudson wrote:
> > There is no need with that version of the pth package to use 
> > -D_POSIX_THREAD_SYSCALL_SOFT=1. --enable-syscall-hard has been added to 
> > configure options which make its use unnecessary.
> Except that on the Alpha, this seems to cause problems. I posted about
> that recently in current-users/tech-pkg/port-alpha (Subject:
> pth-1.4.1nb2 breaks gnumeric-0.75 and xchat? (1.5/Alpha)), and I filed
> PR pkg/18217. There is a similar PR for Amiga (pkg/18236: pth with
> syscall-hard hangs on NetBSD/amiga, maybe on m68k in general)

We've tracked down the real problems behind pkg/18236.

> I just re-tried pth's test_misc with 1.6/Alpha and it still does not
> work with --enable-syscall-hard (it does not even read its input).

I did ask for more feedback on pkg/18217 - maybe you didn't get a mail. Check 
the log for the PR for details.