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Re: Migration threads

From: Thomas Bushnell, BSG
Subject: Re: Migration threads
Date: Mon, 27 Dec 2010 08:09:32 -0800

The idea of migrating threads is that it happens automatically on a
synchronous rpc.


On Sunday, December 26, 2010, Richard Braun <rbraun@sceen.net> wrote:
> Hello.
> From what I understand of the Hurd history, GNU Mach is based on Mach 4.
> I read that this version was intended to include the result of research
> work made at the university of Utah, the most important being thread
> migration (for those not familiar with the concept, it means that
> threads running in client tasks "migrate" into server tasks when
> performing sync RPC). There is actually code about that in GNU Mach,
> but I'm wondering if it's actually used in the Hurd. I couldn't find
> anything related to this in the userspace servers, but the interface
> change could be light, and I might have missed them. Does anyone know if
> the Hurd servers actually use thread migration ?
> --
> Richard Braun

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