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SubjectRe: SCO: "thread creation is about a thousand times faster than onnative
On Wed, Aug 23, 2000 at 10:54:57PM +0200, Andi Kleen wrote:
> The users do not distingush between kernel thread and thread. They just
> want a thread and assume it is lightweight. Linux effectively gives them
> only heavy threads currently, which they usually do not need.

Linux processes are more lightweight than "threads" on many operating
systems. As Rob Pike pointed out many years ago: a perceived need for
"threads" means that processes are poorly designed.


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