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Re: Interaction of pthreads and cthreads

From: Roland McGrath
Subject: Re: Interaction of pthreads and cthreads
Date: Thu, 26 Apr 2001 18:07:51 -0400 (EDT)

> On Thu, Apr 26, 2001 at 03:57:53PM -0400, Roland McGrath wrote:
> > I had never anticipated anyone trying to implement pthreads for the Hurd
> > in any way but by a substantial rewrite of the libc hurd code.
> When pthreads will actually be implemented. Do you think it would
> be a good idea to rewrite the parts of glibc and hurd that use
> cthreads now? It seems that there should be no reason to have two
> competing thread implementations used in the same applications.

There is absolutely no way anyone should try having pthreads and cthreads
both.  As soon as we have pthreads, then all the Hurd code will be
converted to use the pthreads interfaces.  There should be very little work
in that, because cthreads is much simpler than pthreads.

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