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Re: pthreads - stalker (Communigate) say's it's still an issue - what is the full story ?



On Thu, Feb 10, 2005 at 11:58:18PM -0500, Adam wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 10, 2005 at 11:21:35PM -0500, marrandy wrote:
> > What is the story on this pthread issue and when will it ever be solved.  
> > Apparently, it's not been a problem for FreeBSD or NetBSD for at least 
> > 3-years.
> 
> You would have to ask them what the story is, they are the ones that
> think there is a problem.  There definately used to be a problem, but it
> certainly seemed to be fixed several releases ago (3.2 maybe?).  If
> there was really a threading problem, a busy mysql server should show
> problems, and it doesn't.
> 
> Adam

The pthreads library currently being used is far from perfect. A lot of
improvements have been made over the last 2-3 releases to try to fix
the majority of the issues but in the current state not much more can
be done. There is an on-going side project to write a replacement pthreads
lib which will be kernel backed and would fix most of the current issues
as well as allowing for the lib to take advantage of MP systems.

// Brad



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