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SubjectRe: SCO: "thread creation is about a thousand times faster than onnative
On Wed, Aug 23, 2000 at 09:33:54PM +0100, Alan Cox wrote:
> > On Wed, Aug 23, 2000 at 09:17:10PM +0100, Alan Cox wrote:
> > > The kernel has fast lightweight threading. How you map user space threads and
> > > co-routines onto this is really between the app and libs. In fact I'd argue
> > > strongly that an app _must_ be able to provide its own strategy routine or
> > > some kind of hints to the lib
> >
> > I would not call 8K/16K overhead "lightweight" treading.
>
> For kernel level threading with the functionality provided it is very light
> weight. Don't mix kernel lightweight with 'light weight' in C library
> terms which normally means a malloc and filling in a few values to fake
> a userspace process context

I don't, but a lot of programmers seem to (just look e.g. at nscd)

-Andi
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