Re: SCO: "thread creation is about a thousand times faster than on native Linux"

From: Alan Cox (
Date: Thu Aug 24 2000 - 14:23:34 EST

> If we have no threads this is not a problem. So can you explain to me
> where the threads are in this example? I'm too dense to get your
> telegraphy, have some pity.

Assuming we queue signals to arbitary threads then a single thread causing all
the open/close/read events would queue open/close/read events onto arbitary
signal queues. So thread 1 might see open open and thread 2 see close read-ready

> Of course, you are violating POSIX, but only for a process that expects
> to get non-POSIX semantics. Ordinary processes don't see this.

But they can trigger it too. The signal to all members case for a couple of
specific cases is the one thats cheap to evaluate and handle

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