Pthread patches for TLS

Daniel Eischen eischen at
Thu Aug 5 08:19:49 PDT 2004

On Thu, 5 Aug 2004, Daniel Eischen wrote:

> On Thu, 5 Aug 2004, Doug Rabson wrote:
> > I haven't tried to support static linked TLS at all. The plan is to get 
> > the kernel to size the TLS segment and add extra AUXARGs to report its 
> > size, initialiser location and alignment. The stubs in libc/gen/tls.c 
> > would be extended to provide support for allocating the TLS blocks in 
> > the static case.
> > 
> > I was under the impression that no-one particularly wanted to support 
> > pthreads in statically linked binaries?
> The thread guys don't want to support static thread libraries ;-)
> But I proposed this a few months ago (year?) in -current and there
> was some reluctance.  Imp was one that was against it (from what I
> can remember).  The reason given was speed of static binaries is
> faster than dynamic.  I didn't force the issue any more than that.
> That's how I recall it anyways.  I'll have to search the list
> archives to see if I can find the thread.

Found it.

Look for "Not providing static libraries", Mar 26, 2003, freebsd-arch

Note that Solaris doesn't have static thread libraries.  I'm not sure about

Dan Eischen

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