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Re: glibc and nptl support for powerpc target

I understand.
Peraphs I'm having a different problem.
I wrote a kernel driver for the 2.6 linux kernel. It basically sits on an
interrupt and tries to wake a *thread* (and not the main thread).
What happens is that the thread seems not to be awaken and it stops forewer
on the read function. If I make the main process stop waiting for the
driver, everything works fine.

I'm wondering: haw can the driver wake up the thread inside the process
having it only a reference to the process ID?
Is it a drivers-writer task to list all the thread and to call the
wake_up_interruptible function against them? Or is it a glibc/pthread task?


Steve Munroe <> on 20/11/2003 15:12:08

To:    "Lapo Pasqui" <>

Subject:    Re: glibc and nptl support for powerpc target

Lapo Pasqui writes:

> Hi all,
> does anybody knows the actual state of the glibc on the powerpc?
> Particularly, is it possible to use nptl for this target?
> I've tryied to compile it (glibc 2.3.2)

NPLT support did not make it into glibc-2.3.2 for powerpc (32/64). A lot
of changes went into NPLT and glibc to support NPLT since glibc-2.3.2 for
all archs.

NPLT is supported at cvs-head (AKA glibc-2.3.3) and in the RedHat
Enterprise Linux 3 release for both 32- and 64-bit powerpc.

Steven J. Munroe
Power Linux Toolchain Architect
IBM Corporation, Linux Technology Center

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