Re: Linux doing "cooperative multitasking"?

David S. Miller (
Wed, 27 Nov 1996 18:30:09 -0500

From: (Matthias Urlichs)
Date: 28 Nov 1996 00:13:11 +0100

Surprise: While that's true for your average X server, you can in fact
build the beast with threading. It's not that easy, however (rather
impossible with libc5, or so I'm tols, but HJLu has managed it with glibc).

How much that helps with anything is a different question.

I don't know if we have the X server built threaded or not yet, but I
know at least Miguel has the X libraries built with thread support
under Sparc as of now.

Yow! 11.25 MB/s remote host TCP bandwidth & ////
217 usec remote TCP latency over 100Mb/s ////
ethernet. Beat that! ////
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