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SubjectRe: threading question
On Thu, Jun 14, 2001 at 07:28:32PM +0100, Alan Cox wrote:

> There are really only two reasons for threaded programming.
>
> - Poor programmer skills/language expression of event handling

The converse is that pthreads are:

- Very easy to use from C at a reasonable runtime overhead

It is very convenient for a userspace coder to be able to just start a
function in a different thread. Now it might be so that a kernel is not
there to provide ease of use for userspace coders but it is a factor.

I see lots of people only using:
pthread_create()/pthread_join()
mutex_lock/unlock
sem_post/sem_wait
no signals

My gut feeling is that you could implement this subset in a way that is both
fast and right - although it would not be 'pthreads compliant'. Can anybody
confirm this feeling?

Regards,

bert

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