lkml.org 
[lkml]   [2000]   [Aug]   [23]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
 
Messages in this thread
/
Date
From
SubjectRe: SCO: "thread creation is about a thousand times faster than onnative Linux"
Linus Torvalds wrote:
>
> On Wed, 23 Aug 2000, Andi Kleen wrote:
> >
> > So you would prefer a two level threads library ?
>
> Read as "continuations in user space"? Sure.

Solaris (and possibly the upcoming BSD threads support)
will map threads onto kernel threads as needed. Provides
better scaling. But it's really a glibc issue. LinuxThreads
author Xavier Leroy (I think) decided to do a 1:1 mapping.
LinuxThreads became the glibc pthreads implementation.

End of story.

Standardized light weight threads would be nice. Does the
kernel evenhave to provide any additional support to make
them possible? Or can the glibc guys just bang them out?

-M
-
To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
the body of a message to majordomo@vger.kernel.org
Please read the FAQ at http://www.tux.org/lkml/

\
 
 \ /
  Last update: 2005-03-22 12:38    [W:0.107 / U:0.164 seconds]
©2003-2018 Jasper Spaans|hosted at Digital Ocean and TransIP|Read the blog|Advertise on this site