Re: Alan Cox quote? (was: Re: accounting for threads)

From: J . A . Magallon (
Date: Sun Jun 24 2001 - 19:05:30 EST

On 20010625 Larry McVoy wrote:
>One for the quotes page, eh? We're terribly sorry, we'll get busy on adding
>some delay loops in Linux so it too can be slow.

I was afraid someone would tell that...

I just want to say that the 'problem' is not that threads are slow in linux,
but that others ways are faster than they 'should be if done the standard

BTW, after all I have read all POSIX threads library should be no more than
a wrapper over fork(), clone and so on. Why are they so bad then ?
I am going to get glibc source to see what is inside pthread_create...

J.A. Magallon                           #  Let the source be with you...
Mandrake Linux release 8.1 (Cooker) for i586
Linux werewolf 2.4.5-ac17 #2 SMP Fri Jun 22 01:36:07 CEST 2001 i686
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