Subject: RE: pthreads libraries for netbsd?
To: Hubert Feyrer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Andy Pyles <email@example.com>
Date: 12/10/2001 08:39:19
can you give a timeframe when the Native pthreads will be available?
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Hubert Feyrer [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Sunday, December 09, 2001 4:14 AM
> To: Jarkko Hietaniemi
> Cc: email@example.com
> Subject: Re: pthreads libraries for netbsd?
> On Tue, 4 Dec 2001, Jarkko Hietaniemi wrote:
> > what is the current recommendation for a POSIX threads library in
> > NetBSD? I looked at pkgsrc and searched the netbsd.org and just got
> > more confused... There's MIT-pthreads and proven-threads (which are
> > the same?) and unproven-threads and GNU pthr (gthreads?) I also saw
> > references to NSPR threads. Which one is the most complete? Since
> > they all are userlevel they are not really preemptive,=20
> right? What do
> > people use for their POSIX thread needs?
> Right now, pth seems to be the most preferred one, at least it's used
> by a number of packages.
> mit-pthreads is ancient, and unproven-pthreads is based on it.
> NSPR is the Netscape/Mozilla threading code, but I'm not=20
> aware of it being
> used outside of that.
> Please note that there is work in progress to get a native NetBSD
> pthreads library that will come with the Schedular=20
> Activations work, but
> that's some time off (as far as I understand).
> - Hubert
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