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    SubjectRe: SCO: "thread creation is about a thousand times faster than
    On Mon, Aug 28, 2000 at 11:21:18AM +0200, Marc Lehmann wrote:
    > On Sun, Aug 27, 2000 at 08:17:19PM -0600, yodaiken@fsmlabs.com wrote:
    > > implementation will act as if the original exec'd program is the process
    > > and does all signal handling. This process may use pthread_kill
    > > to pass signals on to threads, but there is no interaction between
    >
    > There are large security considerations. A process must be KILL and
    > STOPable, no matter wether it uses threads or not. every other semantics
    > would be a security nightmare (or make threads a root-only interface).

    That's why pthreads as a special library or executable type seems best.
    Otherwise, there seems room in the POSIX spec to wriggle out of the STOP
    requirement.




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