Subject: Re: pthread + pkgsrc proposal
To: None <>
From: Martin Husemann <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 11/24/2004 12:57:48
On Wed, Nov 24, 2004 at 11:47:54AM +0000, Jonathan Perkin wrote:
> What are the advantages of doing so?

Libc not bothering with locking - faster ~anything.

If we wouldn't care about this performance difference, we could just make
-pthread the default - and the basic problem this thread is about would
vanish (but then most programs in the base system don't use dlopen).

How many non-threaded programs in pkgsrc actually use dlopen() nowadays is a
differnt question - if it's not much it might not be worth the trouble of
adding and maintining a knob.