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From Chuck Murcko <ch...@telebase.com>
Subject Re: New threaded server snapshot
Date Mon, 17 Jun 1996 00:47:37 GMT
This sounds like prime candidate for a threads abstraction.

Cliff Skolnick liltingly intones:
> 
> Or even POSIX threads which get you Solaris, SGI, and HPUX ?  
> 
> On Sun, 16 Jun 1996, Brian Behlendorf wrote:
> 
> > On Sun, 16 Jun 1996, Robert S. Thau wrote:
> > > Getting thread kickoff to work is probably the trickiest part of porting
> > > the package to a new platform (the rest is pretty much machine-independant,
> > > with the usual hiccups involving gratuitous differences in the behavior of
> > > non-blocking I/O on various platforms, and the like --- no worse than
> > > porting a web server, in other words).
> > 
> > What possibilities are there of using threads interfaces that are
> > OS-specific?  What would the performance differences be like?  I.e.
> > kernel-level threading on Solaris.
> > 
> 

chuck
Chuck Murcko	N2K Inc.	Wayne PA	chuck@telebase.com
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