Let me first say that this is my first attempt at asking something, and
I'm rather unfamiliar with the debian process of packaging glibc.
I've been trying to write a server programming library that handles
multiple connections in a single thread yet displays this to the
programmer as if it were in a thread. The way to do this is using the
various *context functions, I just swap contexts when in a blocking read
call, and that thread goes off to work on a context that got data.
So much for the theory.
During my tests I found that this is entirely impossible with
linuxthreads. Well, at least so I thought - until some research turned
up the fact that it is possible when FLOATING_STACKS is defined.
Now here's the real question: why is the debian package not compiled
with it? Is there any specific reason such as incompatibility?
And - as I guess there is a reason and it'll never be enabled in the
debian package - how can I build my own libc package with
FLOATING_STACKS to replace the existing one? I don't like requiring
Redhat or another distribution that ships a library that has floating
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