Re: libc6_2.0.106-0.1_i386.deb is released
Date: Mon, 21 Dec 1998 15:46:08 -0500
From: Roland McGrath <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Implementing pthreads support for the Hurd is an important priority
that we would love to have done as soon as anyone volunteers the
time to do it. When we have that, we will want to switch to libio
because it is thread-safe. When those things are possible, we will
want to do them (and necessarily a soname change) without any
delay, regardless of other concerns.
I'd like to give it a shot (implementing pthreads support for the Hurd
I mean). It seems that on the i386, it is possible to use the LDT to
store some thread-specific data. Mach supports a per-thread LDT and
even has an RPC interface to manipulate it. I have to admit that I
stole this idea from Ulrich (there is a file in the linuxthreads
add-on that contains some code, but it isn't actually used).
Nevertheless, I'll try to make things as machine/OS independent as