threading - good, bad, ugly?

Kris Kennaway kris at
Thu Aug 11 02:04:11 GMT 2005

On Wed, Aug 10, 2005 at 09:22:10PM -0400, Aaron Peterson wrote:
> It used to be that lots of people told me threaded applications didn't
> run efficiently on FreeBSD because the native threading libraries were
> not very efficient.  I remember some work being done on them for the
> 5.x series though, and am wondering if this is still any issue to be
> concerned about at all?  MySQL performance was the thing people harped
> on the most IIRC...  Anyway, I was just curious about the status of
> this.  Perhaps there was never any issue and it was all talk.  I
> wouldn't know :-)

Most of this discussion is only applicable to 4.x and older and does
not consider the fundamentally different thread library in 5.x, which
was rewritten to avoid the problems of the older version.

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