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SubjectRe: SCO: "thread creation is about a thousand times faster than on native Linux"

This whole SCO thing is overrated. I worked on the Unixware code base
at Novell, and it's
putrid in comparison to Linux. It's got a lot of good apps, but so does
Linux. This kind of tripe propaganda is what the "cult" followers of
Unixware are good at. They lost @ $ 38,000,000 dollars each year at
Novell ramming UnixWare down our throats and pissing of our customers --
Novell finally cut rheir losses and sold it. Don't get me wrong, it's
decent Unix stuff, but Linux is tons better as a general purpose PC
Unix. Just remember, Caldera is a LINUX company -- they will take the
best of both, and use it to improve Linux ....

:-)

Jeff

Joerg Pommnitz wrote:
>
> Hi Lists,
> The Register has an article about the Linux compatibility layer
> for Unixware.
> The article claims
>
> http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/1/12733.html
>
> quote> SCO's Juergen Kienhoefer tells us that by mapping clone processes
> quote> directly onto UnixWare's native threads, huge performance gains
> quote> can be realised. "Basically thread creation is about a thousand
> quote> times faster than on native Linux," he said. The performance boost
> quote> could particularly benefit applications such as Domino, according
> to
> quote> Kienhoefer.
>
> Somehow I doubt this. I could believe that the glibc pthread layer
> causes a lot of overhead for the thread creation, but I cannot
> imagine that they get clone 1000 times faster than the Linux kernel.
>
> Comments?
>
> Joerg
>
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