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SubjectRe: Slow pthread_create() under high load
On Tue, Mar 28, 2000 at 01:41:26AM -0800, Christopher Smith wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 28, 2000 at 01:06:08AM -0700, Richard Gooch wrote:
> > Because the kernel doesn't make this easy. The kernel has the concept
> > of "tasks", which don't map well to POSIX threads. The kernel doesn't
> > distinguish between "processes" and "threads" like POSIX does.
> > Everything is just a task. Tasks can share some things (FS, files,
> > VM), but they can't (yet) share PIDs (probably never), signal queues
> > and other things required for POSIX compliance.
> IMHO, at least sharing PIDs would be a useful thing. Signal queues
> would be nice, but there are other ways to deal with that.

Can someone tell me why:

pthread_creat( ....)
if this is the first created thread
rootpid = getpid();
redefine getpid === return rootpid

Doesn't work?

Victor Yodaiken
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