libkse and SMP (was Re: USB bulk read & pthreads)

Julian Elischer julian at
Fri May 23 11:15:49 PDT 2003

On Fri, 23 May 2003, Terry Lambert wrote:

> Daniel Eischen wrote:
> This is handy to know; so basically, my expectation from
> reading the code around PTHREAD_SCOPE_SYSTEM was correct:
> a single CPU system with PTHREAD_SCOPE_PROCESS (the default)
> can still get itself blocked in the kernel by a single
> blocking call (as in the USB bulk read device issue).

No you are completely wrong..

Each PTHREAD_SCOPE_PROCESS gets its OWN KSE to run on.
that thread may block but other threads may run unimpeded.

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