Re: Glibc-based Debian GNU/KNetBSD
On Mon, Dec 01, 2003 at 02:32:03PM -0500, Nathan Hawkins wrote:
> > The goal is porting NPTL for both KFreeBSD and KNetBSD (K for 'kernel of').
> > As of now, temporary solutions are being used: linuxthreads and libpth,
> > respectively.
> Are you sure that's the right way to go? Porting NPTL looks likely to
> require drastic design changes. NetBSD and FreeBSD kernel support for
> threads is completely different than on Linux.
I'm not. But I heard that NPTL is portable and that the Glibc/Hurd/Mach
developers intend to use it for Glibc/Hurd/Mach.
We can discuss that later though, we're not going to port NPTL yet.
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