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SubjectRe: SCO: "thread creation is about a thousand times faster than on
On Thu, Aug 24, 2000 at 11:28:42AM -0600, yodaiken@fsmlabs.com wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 24, 2000 at 08:14:17PM +0200, Andi Kleen wrote:
> > On Thu, Aug 24, 2000 at 09:11:48PM +0200, Alon Ziv wrote:
> > > Even better: it's even possible to 'cheat' and make _all_ threads be owned
> > > by the LinuxThreads 'manager' thread (basically, this is done by making the
> > > initial thread into the manager and switching its computation to some other
> > > thread). Which means--- just the one special thread in the whole mishmash.
> >
> > That still has the problem that you have to context switch to the
> > manager thread for creating new threads, causing horrible latency.
> >
> > You really want pthread_create() to call clone() directly, without
> > playing any pipe tricks.
>
> Right: so clone with the PARENT flag set. What's the problem?

Then your original parent would see any thread deaths. Probably not
what you wanted.


-Andi
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