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From Ben Laurie <>
Subject Re: #ifdef MULTITHREAD in 1.3.9
Date Mon, 20 Dec 1999 22:16:17 GMT
Ryan Bloom wrote:
> > > We assume that none of the threads should die. I need to look at the code to
> > > be sure, but I think if a thread exits, it will cause the entire child
> > > process to exit (and be restarted by the parent).
> >
> > Oh, I see.  That'd be a Win32-specific detail that I was unaware of.
> > If true then this approach makes sense.  Thanks.
> I think for the most part, we assume on all platforms that if a thread
> exits for an unknown reason, the whole process will be going down.  The
> only real reason for a thread to die unexpectedly, is a seg fault, and
> that should take down the whole process.  The one OS I can think of where
> this isn't true, is Linux, because threads and processes are equivalent.

Not! They may share code like crazy, but they are not equivalent.




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