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Re: Hurd cthread to pthread conversion

From: Thomas Schwinge
Subject: Re: Hurd cthread to pthread conversion
Date: Wed, 30 May 2012 23:16:40 +0200
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[Adding back the lists, where the message was meant to be sent.]

On Tue, 29 May 2012 15:02:58 -0700 (PDT), Thomas Thomas <ricinwich@yahoo.com> 
> I tried to send this to debian-hurd@lists.debian.com, but it was either
> rejected or deleted for being in the wrong place. This is the cthreads
> to pthreads patch for hurd-20120520-1 source in Debian. It also patches
> ext2fs large stores, libddekit: all of the patches and extensions to
> the base that Debian uses. I don't know how well libddekit works: I
> don't know of a way to test it myself. I believe that I have a system
> that runs using pthreads and not cthreads. It can always use more
> testing, though.

I'm assuming that the patch was too big, and (silently?) got discarded by
the list software.

Question: Are you familiar with Git?  It'd probably be best to have the
patch in a Git branch.

> I have a question about what to do with hurd_condition_wait. I am
> essentially using code that Vicente wrote ten years ago. Will this
> function eventually be absorbed into pthreads, or will it be put in
> some hurd-specific library? It is not a good thing to depend on code
> that no one wants to maintain. If I understood the cancellation issue
> better, I could try to remove it as I did with condition_implies.

I can't comment on that off-hand, but yes, a proper solution will be
needed and will be found.


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