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Re: [task #5487] cthreads -> pthreads

From: Richard Braun
Subject: Re: [task #5487] cthreads -> pthreads
Date: Tue, 7 Nov 2006 14:31:23 +0100
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On Tue, Nov 07, 2006 at 03:21:29PM +0200, Constantine Kousoulos wrote:
> What exactly does the term "mostly functional implementation" mean?

Many things work, a few don't.

> Has anyone considered using GNU Portable Threads 
> (http://www.gnu.org/software/pth/) with the Hurd? Maybe they are 
> easier to become "fully functional" since they are "portable".

Mach is designed for high concurrency. GNU Pth is a userland implementation
of threads, and is quite hairy. It should definitely be avoided when
native kernel threads are available...

Richard Braun

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