Subject: Re: pthreads plan
To: Michael Graff <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Brian C. Grayson <email@example.com>
Date: 11/07/1999 15:18:11
On Sat, Nov 06, 1999 at 01:23:48AM -0800, Michael Graff wrote:
> My plan:
> Create thread-safe versions of most of libc.
Um, hasn't someone already done a lot/all of this work? I know
Klaus did a lot of libc-hacking, and over a year ago at that.
Take a peek at /usr/src/lib/libc/include/reentrant.h, and, for
example, /usr/src/lib/libc/stdlib/random.c (grep for REENT or
The reentrant.h describes some of the rationale for why things
are done the way they are (you can compile with your own mutex
ops, for example).