Re: Threads are processes that share more

From: J . A . Magallon (
Date: Wed Jun 20 2001 - 18:10:31 EST

On 20010621 Stephen Satchell wrote:
>By the way, I'm surprised no one has mentioned that a synonym for "thread"
>is "lightweight process".

In linux. Perhaps this the fault.
In IRIX, you have sprocs and threads. sprocs have independent pids and you
can control what you share (mappings, fd table...). Threads group under
same pid.
Linux chose the sproc way...

J.A. Magallon                           #  Let the source be with you...
Linux Mandrake release 8.1 (Cooker) for i586
Linux werewolf 2.4.5-ac15 #2 SMP Sun Jun 17 02:12:45 CEST 2001 i686
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