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

From: Werner Almesberger (
Date: Thu Aug 24 2000 - 17:42:05 EST wrote:
> Cool name. And it makes a kind of poetic sense that
> kill(pid,SIGOVERKILL) should de-POSIX a process.

Uh ? It should be already de-POSIXed. For "regular" processes,
SIGOVERKILL should probably just act like SIGKILL. Still leaves the
issue that tools to kill processes may need to know about the new
signal too.

> > So you need a privileged launcher or VMS-style privileged libraries.
> > Oh dear ...
> Why not? Better than having it in the kernel. Think of Pthreads executables
> as misc type.

I think that would create a lot of external dependencies and you'd have
to go for heavier threads, e.g. you can't share VM. Probably not worth

- Werner

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