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    SubjectRe: horrible disk thorughput on itanium
    Andi Kleen writes:
    > torvalds@transmeta.com (Linus Torvalds) writes:
    > >
    > > "putc()" is a standard function. If it sucks, let's get it fixed. And
    > > instead of changing bonnie, how about pinging the _real_ people who
    > > write sucky code?
    >
    > It is easy to fix. Just do #define putc putc_unlocked
    > There is just a slight problem: it'll fail if your application is threaded
    > and wants to use the same FILE from multiple threads.
    >
    > It is a common problem on all OS that eventually got threadsafe stdio.
    > I bet putc sucks on Solaris too.

    This kind of thing should be covered by _REENTRANT. If you don't
    compile with _REENTRANT (the default), then putc() should be the
    unlocked version.

    Regards,

    Richard....
    Permanent: rgooch@atnf.csiro.au
    Current: rgooch@ras.ucalgary.ca
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