Re: kernel threading/clone() improvements in 2.1?

G Sumner Hayes (
Tue, 23 Jul 1996 10:46:13 -0400 (EDT)

Michael Nelson <> writes:
> Are there any official (or unofficial) plans to fix some of the problems
> with clone() in 2.1 and/or get it added officially to libc?

What problems are there? I'm just curious.

BTW, someone recently announced (on comp.os.linux.development.apps) a
POSIX threads packages using clone(). It's version 0.1, very alpha,
etc, but the author claims that POSIX threads are, indeed, possible
with clone(). IMO, this is the proper way to use clone() as it will
result in more portable programs.


Sumner Hayes