Linked by Eugenia Loli on Fri 4th Aug 2006 23:31 UTC, submitted by IdaAshley
Linux The LinuxThreads project originally brought multithreading to Linux, but didn't conform to POSIX threading standards. The introduction of Native POSIX Thread Library (NPTL) however, overcame many of these disadvantages. This article describes some of the differences between these two Linux threading models for developers who may need to port their applications or who simply want to understand where the differences lie.
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RE[5]: man
by rayiner on Sat 5th Aug 2006 17:48 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: man"
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Could you elaborate on that last statement?

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RE[6]: man
by Cloudy on Sat 5th Aug 2006 19:33 in reply to "RE[5]: man"
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For maximum efficiency across all SMP threaded workloads, you need the option of an M:N thread package with both kernel level and library level scheduling.

Linus and I have debated this off and on since 2000 and he says that Linux will never have M:N threads. But then, in 2000 he thought it would never have Posix threads. ;)

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