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    SubjectRe: [patch] clone_startup(), 2.5.31-A0
    On Tue, Aug 13, 2002 at 09:01:56AM -0700, Linus Torvalds wrote:
    > > First the name souns horrible. What about spawn_thread or create_thread
    > > instead? it's not our good old clone and not a lookalike, it's some
    > > pthreadish monster..
    >
    > This one definitely isn't a pthread-specific problem. The old UNIX fork()
    > semantics for <pid> returning really are fairly broken, since the notion
    > of returning the pid in a local register is inherently racy for _anything_
    > that wants to maintain a list of its children and needs to access the list
    > in the SIGCHLD handler.

    The TLS setting makes it pretty pthread-specific, though (or at least
    thread-specific). Also the fn parameter makes it very different from
    both clone and fork. What about spawn() if you dislike a thread in the name?

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