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SubjectRe: Alan Cox quote? (was: Re: accounting for threads)

On 25-Jun-2001 Gerhard Mack wrote:
>> BTW, after all I have read all POSIX threads library should be no more than
>> a wrapper over fork(), clone and so on. Why are they so bad then ?
>> I am going to get glibc source to see what is inside pthread_create...
> If I recall it had to do with problems in signal delivery...

1) pthread_create() does not create the thread, it write through a pipe to a
thread manager that will create a thread

2) pthread ( in linux ) is signal intensive

- Davide

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