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

From: Werner Almesberger (
Date: Thu Aug 24 2000 - 16:15:09 EST wrote:
> This call shifts delivered signal numbers up so that
> "special" POSIX signals can be delivered to a process.

Kind of a SIGOVERKILL ... yes, that could work.

> Make it a root pthread daemon.

So you need a privileged launcher or VMS-style privileged libraries.
Oh dear ...

> Make SIG_KILL still work as usual, with the CLONE_PTHREAD flag
> causing all children to be killed too, but with SUSPEND etc
> coming in raw.

Hmm, if you can do this, why do you need to special-case the other
non-blockable signals then ?

- Werner

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