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Re: Glibc-based Debian GNU/KNetBSD



Joel Baker <fenton@debian.org> writes:
>> > Please, how is threading implemented in the NetBSD (and FreeBSD) port
>> > of Glibc?
>> 
>> On the FreeBSD port, it uses linuxthreads. It isn't going to be good
>> enough long term.
>> 
>> The NetBSD port of glibc will probably do the same, at least initially.
>> I'm not sure if it's that far along yet, though.
>
> *shudder*
>
> For the record, one of the major reasons for updating the netbsd kernel
> sources to -current is to pull in the threading support that will be
> released with 2.0 (some packages simply *will not* build with GNU pth as
> pthreads).

Although it is still not as stable as we'd like, the benchmarks of the
native threads on NetBSD are pretty damn impressive. I'd say that not
using the native threads would be a tremendous waste...

-- 
Perry E. Metzger		perry@piermont.com



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