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Re: questions about libpthread and libc6

Christian Schwarz <schwarz@monet.m.isar.de> writes:

> Anyways, what's the role of the libpthread package now that libc6 is
> available?

Essentially dead as far as I know.  It was a user space implementation
of threads and had a bunch of clever, but not completely perfect hacks
to handle signals, IO, etc. that really needed to be handled by the

My impression is that libc6 does a much better job, handles SMP
machines, signals (as much as possible), and IO correctly, and isn't
really affected too much by increased context switch times.

Feel free to correct me if I'm wrong.

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