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New threaded application: develop against NPTL?
- From: "Kevin P. Fleming" <kpfleming at cox dot net>
- To: libc-alpha at sources dot redhat dot com
- Date: Thu, 11 Sep 2003 11:58:40 -0700
- Subject: New threaded application: develop against NPTL?
I'm about to start building a new application that will use threading
quite a bit (although not "heavily"), with long-lived threads watching
pipes, sharing linked-list and tree data structures between
Given that I'm already happily running 2.6.0-test4 and glibc-cvs,
should I just start developing against NPTL? After reading the NPTL
whitepaper, it seems that I'd just have to workaround all the same
problems in linuxthreads that everyone else has to do deal with...
I'm willing to accept that the final result of this development would
be an application that mandates running on kernel 2.6 or above with
glibc/NPTL for proper operation. I don't expect it will see much
distribution for quite some time, if ever.