Re: More info on making Debian thread safe.
firstname.lastname@example.org (David Engel) writes:
> Does anyone know how much of a performance impact this has on
> applications that aren't threaded?
That would definitely be worth knowing, but unfortunately I don't.
The only thing I'm concerned about is that if we don't have all the
major shared libraries compiled with _REENTRANT then any threaded apps
will have to compile all the libraries they need statically, or
provide their own shared versions. I imagine we may see more threaded
apps in the future, in which case this could be a pain...
As long as we have libc, X, and the other big ones compiled reentrant,
then I guess we'd probably be OK for most programs. But if we're
already going to do that, then it probably just makes sense to do them
all, and forget about it. I imagine those libraries will account for
the vast majority of all the time spent in shared libraries on a given
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