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

From: Jan Hudec (
Date: Sat Jun 30 2001 - 04:16:17 EST


> I am happy that processes in Linux are so marvelous. Linux does not need
> a decent POSIX threads implementation because the same functionality can
> be achived with processes. Do what you like, you write the kernel code.
> I could write my soft using fork special fetaures in Linux.
> But I want it to be portable. If threads in linux are so bad, it is bad
> luck for me. I will go slow. It its the only portable way todo afordable
> shared memory threading without filling your program of shm-xxxx.

AFAIK, there is a POSIX thread library (libpthread) for Linux, that wraps
clone calls in a way portable to other unices. It uses processes (with memory
sharing) from kernel point of view, but should look like POSIX threads from
application point of view.

                                                 Jan 'Bulb' Hudec <>
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