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Re: K4

On Thu, Jul 24, 2003 at 11:00:32AM -0700, Jeff Bailey wrote:
> As far as I know, NPTL doesn't have a hard requirement for Linux.  The
> constructs that it doesn need (futexs, kernel threads, etc.) appear to
> be possible to support cleanly on L4.

A futex will hardly be possible in L4, it will have to be replaced by the
conventional wait queue for local locks and wait queues in the physical
memory server (or some other server) for shared locks.  However, this is
still possible with NPTL.


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