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Re: pthreads on Win2k
- To: Scott McCaskill <scott at magruder dot org>
- Subject: Re: pthreads on Win2k
- From: "Stephen R. Johns" <stephen dot johns at securelogix dot com>
- Date: Fri, 23 Mar 2001 09:13:01 -0600
- CC: pthreads-win32 at sourceware dot cygnus dot com
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As I said, I am porting this, and I have been debating this
myself. It certainly does not seem like a very good idea.
Obviously, the Linux implementers think there is some use.
I can't think of any scenario where this would not be risky
and problematic, but who knows, maybe there is special need
in device drivers, or some equally odd thing that I don't
ever work with. I will say, even if you can think of a special
case or two where this would be a legit idea, the stuff I am
having to deal with is NOT in any of those categories. I've
never heard of or seen anything like it before.
Scott McCaskill wrote:
> On the face of it, this seems like a bad idea--why would you want to do
> such a thing? This isn't derision, I'm just curious.
> On the original subject, I've also been using pthreads on win2k for ~8
> months now and haven't had any problems. I've only used it on single
> processor machines.
> On Fri, 23 Mar 2001, Stephen R. Johns wrote:
>> Probably not related, but just in case...
>> I've been trying to port a linux program to pthreadw32, and found
>> a mutex issue/difference.
>> Linux allows threads other than the locking thread to unlock a mutex,
>> but pthreads does not. So if you are trying to do that, your
>> unlocks never work.