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Re: Did I hear you folks might be interested in POSIX threads?

From: Marcus Brinkmann
Subject: Re: Did I hear you folks might be interested in POSIX threads?
Date: Sun, 16 Dec 2001 18:44:51 +0100
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On Sun, Dec 16, 2001 at 05:41:14PM +0100, Farid Hajji wrote:
> [...snip...]
> > I don't think this has much to do with the actual pthread implementation
> > used, except that, because glibc in the Hurd uses threading itself, pthreads
> > for the Hurd should be integrated closely with glibc, and that we need one
> > or two features in the threading package that goes beyond POSIX threads
> > (condition implies, I think, from hearsay).  For you it means, if we are
> > going to use NGPT, we want it to be included in glibc and we want it to
> > support the extra feature(s) we need (I think it is really only one, but I
> > never checked).
> >From a portability point of view, _any_ pthreads implementation in glibc
> would need to provide a clear interface to the underlying native kernel
> threads. We will have to wait and see what the upcoming L4 Version 4 API
> (X.2) will provide in terms of threads API. Once we know, we'll be able
> to evaluate misc. threading libraries, including NGPT. Right now, its
> only vaporware, as far as l4-hurd is concerned ;-)

As far as that goes, the usual stuff is creating/suspending/destroying
threads, setting their priority and, for user space switching, setting
the CPU state, isn't it?.  Is there much room for innovative thread
interfaces at the (micro)kernel level?


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