possible new hint idea

James Iwanek chthon at chthon-uk.com
Tue Feb 11 09:48:00 PST 2003


Zack Winkles wrote:

> i've been pondering lately on an idea for a new hint on setting up the
> nptl threading library in place of linuxthreads. for those of you that
> don't know what it is, it's essentially an entirely new (backwards
> compatible) threading library with performance far exceeding that of
> linuxthreads. the only downside to using it is that you need to have
> __thread support in gcc (patch to 3.2.x), use of the HEAD branch of
> glibc, and upgrading (never looking back) to *AT LEAST* kernel 2.5.47 (i
> think that's when it changed... don't hold me to it though).
> 
> as you can tell, the hint would be directed at the suicidal only, but if
> you happen to be of the type who would want it, let me know. if i get
> enough requests (2 or 3), then i would be more than happy to write it
> up. later guys.

i would be interested aswell - ive spent ages looking for a good reason to
try out 2.5 ;-)

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Jay
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