Subject: Re: Pthreads, libc, and the future
To: Todd Vierling <>
From: Curt Sampson <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 12/12/1999 00:26:26
On Sat, 11 Dec 1999, Todd Vierling wrote:

> Not to mention that this would induce unnecessary overhead in threadless
> programs.  Think m68k and VAX.

And much faster machines, too. A 500 MHz Pentium III can't do more
than about 4-5 MB/sec to disk using getc() and putc() under Linux
due to this sort of thing.

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