Query regarding newlib and glibc

Vitus Jensen Vitus_Jensen@gmx.de
Wed Oct 20 13:43:00 GMT 2004

Jeff Johnston wrote:

> It has been suggested that the libpth library might be integrated into 
> newlib for the non-linux situation.  I had prototyped such a solution 
> and abandoned it because it could not fulfill the needs of the EL/IX 
> standard due to the fact that the threading model is non-preemptive.  
> With all the recent requests for threading, I need to dig this code out, 
> provided it still exists.  A number of changes were required, but I 
> can't think of them off-hand; it was a while ago.

Hi Jeff,

I'm very much interested in newlib and threads as our OS supports 
preemptive multithreading.  So far we have only created single threaded 
applications using my newlib port, but there are strong requirements for 
threads.  We can do threads using our old RTL but newlib is so much more 
complete that newlib + threads is very much preferred.
Do I have to understand your message so that what you have in mind 
wouldn't help us as our OS isn't unix-like and your changes wouldn't 
support preemption?  :-(
BTW: it's m68k code.


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