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

From: Marc Lehmann (
Date: Tue Aug 29 2000 - 07:12:17 EST

On Mon, Aug 28, 2000 at 09:20:49AM -0600, wrote:
> You can't rely on signals timing anyway -- that is quite clear in the
> spec and in the implementation.

there is no "spec" on how it should be done. Again, it is about security and
"doing it as right as possible" and not "according to POSICKS we can do
whatever we want".

Just necause some standard says we needn't does not mean that we could do
it better.

> Especially on a SMP machine, STOP has weak semantics and I don't see how
> to imrove it.

It is possible to get "good enough" semantics with the
special-marked-library solution (I think), but I also fear this solution
will be quite fragile in practise (because I dislike concepts like
setuid-libraries since they scored very low in history).

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