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SubjectRe: linuxthreads and tid testing
Eric PAIRE <> writes:

> I don't really understand why a kernel patch is needed to have a uniq
> PID for a thread. I would have implemented a getpid() in the libpthread
> (hiding the getpid() from libc), as well as a getppid().

And how do you handle things like credentials? These data structures
are filled by the kernel. Send such a package from a thread and the
receiver will see the PID of the thread, and not the manager.

There are certainly other situations like this. An only-user-level
solution cannot work.

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