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Re: malloc and portable pthreads

From: Thomas Bushnell, BSG
Subject: Re: malloc and portable pthreads
Date: 24 Jan 2002 15:30:38 -0800
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Marcus Brinkmann <address@hidden> writes:

> pthread code needs malloc in one or two places.  Some of those are entirely
> generic (pthreads/), some in sysdeps/generic.
> The Hurd provides its own malloc which is thread safe.  Do other systems
> something similar?  How would a portable thread encapsulate this?

A pthread implementation is required to make sure malloc is thread
safe.  Typically the malloc implementation is going to acquire locks
and stuff.

> Is this the best place for such questions?  It reaches Roland, Thomas and
> Mark, which is good enough for me :)  but maybe some glibc list would be
> better.  libc-alpha?  Had quite a lot of noise lately ;)

This is a fine place to have the discussion, but libc-alpha is
probably better.


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