Subject: Re: Should perl58 default to threaded under NetBSD 2.0?
To: David Brownlee <>
From: Todd Vierling <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 06/25/2004 14:36:37
On Fri, 25 Jun 2004, David Brownlee wrote:

> 	perl58 updated to 5.8.4nb1 and now linked against pthread
> 	(though not compiled threaded) for NetBSD 2.0 and later.
> 	Many thanks for the suggestion Christian :)

Ditto.  I meant to chime in here, but in any case, the performance hit of
"ithreads" (Perl 5.8+ threading) is *much* less than you'd expect, because
it's more like a semi-fork(), and thus doesn't have to use locking for
variables that are not explicitly shared by the code.

-- Todd Vierling <> <>