Subject: Re: anonget2 (Was: Re: galeon and threads on -current)
To: George Michaelson <>
From: Bill Studenmund <>
List: current-users
Date: 05/29/2003 12:27:22
On Thu, 29 May 2003, George Michaelson wrote:

> Add in mplayer, xine, and a couple of other apps locally.
> This is under memory stress, and filestore walks. I suspect that the UVM effect
> of locking almost all other interactive apps out exacerbates any timing
> constrained behaviour here
> (eg, the periodic find down the disktree, or cvs in the background, or a make
> with lots of .o, X11 interaction, and then run one of the threaded apps.. bingo)
> Do other BSD variants have the same issues with Pthreads?  Is this transitional
> for some number of revisions until kernel locking/threading settles in a bit?
> We'd just had maybe 4-5 months of this one going away. Shame it came back!

No. Other BSD variants aren't using the same kernel-assist to help
pthreads that we are. I don't think any of them have LWPs.

Take care,