Subject: Re: Pthreads, libc, and the future
To: Jason Thorpe <>
From: Michael Graff <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 12/11/1999 00:45:15
Jason Thorpe <> writes:

> What we should do here, instead, is provide those primitives in our
> libc, and then make the pthreads package build on top of those!

I think that will be fairly difficult, since locks don't exist in a
pure vacuum.  They are assiciated with a scheduler, have a list of
waiting threads, etc.

I have a feeling by the time all the bits are split out it would have
been simplier to just include pthreads directly into libc.