Re: getting Linux into business..

Bryn Paul Arnold Jones (
Tue, 20 Aug 1996 23:57:27 +0100 (BST)

On Tue, 20 Aug 1996, Rob McKee wrote:

> On Sun, 18 Aug 1996, Bryn Paul Arnold Jones wrote:
> > You don't seem to understand, fork() _IS_ clone(0), not equilivent to, not
> > like, but IS. I don't see any point in doing fork() based threads now,
> > and clone based later, just get the clone stuff done. We could (should
> > IMHO) remove fork(2), and implement fork(3).
> alright.. howabout getting a clone(0,COPYVM|SIGCLD) threads lib going
> first and then finish up a clone(astackptr,SIGCLD) threads lib down the
> road..

Erm, I think you mean clone(CLONE_VM|CLONE_SIGHAND), and the second one
seems like a step back to me .... The flags are in <linux/sched.h> ;),
shouldn't these be moved out, or at least the kernel specfic bits moved
inside "#ifdef __kernel__"'s (anyone) ?

There is a clone based threads package avalable, which proberbly need
some debuging. Ie get, test, report bugs, ..., test, perfect -> hay presto,
one clone based threads lib ...


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