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

From: Horst von Brand (
Date: Sun Aug 27 2000 - 09:59:17 EST

Mitchell Blank Jr <> said:


> It would make the most sense for it to just surplant the thread that
> called it, I think. I don't see what the value of having all the
> other theads asyncronously disappear is.

Threads aren't processes, they share VM. To exec ls(1) sharing VM with a
bunch of threads?! What if the process launched is itself multithreaded,
what relationship will there be among the child's threads and the parent's?

IMVHO, your suggestion makes sense for fork(2) from a thread, while exec(2)
there doesn't make much sense at all.

Horst von Brand                   
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