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Re: long uptime memory consumption

From: Marcus Brinkmann
Subject: Re: long uptime memory consumption
Date: Tue, 21 Aug 2001 03:18:29 +0200
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On Mon, Aug 20, 2001 at 07:54:53PM -0400, Roland McGrath wrote:
> > One thing that would be useful is to make the timeout for message serving
> > threads work.  What is required for that?
> I don't know any reason it shouldn't work.
> There is just the line:
>   thread_timeout = global_timeout = 0; /* XXX */
> in manage-multithread.c, which Thomas added in 1995 without any rationale
> given in the log entry or comments (and I certainly don't recall it).
> This might just have been to simplify debugging of something else at the time.
> You could try removing that line and see what happens.

There is the following entry in the tasks file which says:

Hurd work (these are brief descriptions; thomas can give more information):

  * Make the thread timeout in libports/manage-multithread.c work.

  * Make thread death in C threads really free resources.

Thomas, what kind of information can you share about it?


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