On 20/04/17 07:00, Michael Schnell wrote:
Again (AFAIK) NPTL had not been introduce to make threads "lighter" but
to allow for threads behaving in a decently POSIX compatible way (e.g.
the threads of a process getting only a common share of time slices).
In any event, processes on unix are *defined* as owning resources-
memory, handles and so on- while threads only manage control flow. I
believe that MS also have "fibers" which are non-preemptive threads.
If somebody wants to define a new kind of thread, something even
lighter-weight, they're going to need a new name: inverting
well-accepted precedence is not an option.
Mark Morgan Lloyd
markMLl .AT. telemetry.co .DOT. uk
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