Question about threading

Doug White dwhite at
Mon Mar 22 18:36:03 PST 2004

On Sun, 21 Mar 2004, Joe Halpin wrote:

> I've been told that threading in FreeBSD has historically had some
> problems. What is the current state of that (-STABLE and -CURRENT)?

Can you explain which problems? :)

Threading on 4.x has worked for some time, although its a somewhat limited
implmeentation. Its just userland pthreads so it doesn't parallelize well.

In 5.x, we have true kernel-based threads, but there's some problems with
certain programs.  Works great for KDE however. :)

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