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Re: Bug#435884: ITP: rsyslog -- enhanced multi-threaded syslogd

On Sun, Aug 05, 2007 at 06:02:11PM +0200, SZALAY Attila wrote:
>> This is wrong. Note that "multithreading" is a different concept from
>> spawning many processes (ie. the traditional UNIX fork() model).
> You are right, but (I think) it's not harder to write a program which is
> multithread than which is multiprocess.

This is also wrong. All threads in a program share address space, which means
that all variables are shared by default, which means that every single
non-local variable access has the potential of a race condition. Multiprocess
is the complete opposite -- the address spaces are separated unless you
explicitly use shared memory. (You'll still have to lock files and such, but
that's comparatively easy.)

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