On Fri, 6 Jul 2001, Peter Wemm wrote:
> Julian Elischer wrote:
> > On Fri, 6 Jul 2001, Daniel Eischen wrote:
> > >
> > ->proc->
> > > ->thrgrp->
> > > ->thr->
> > > ->thrctx->
> > >
> > interesting, though the thrctx maps most closely to a userland thread.
> > there may be many threads running on each #3.
> IMHO, I like this less than kse/kseg/ksec/proc. Remember.. these are
> not thread specific.. they can be used to implement aio etc as well.
> The KSE paper's definitions of things are pretty clear. If we're not
> going to use something netbsd compatable, then IMHO we should stick to
> the design paper.
That was my first thought also ;-)
> The only variation that I think I'd find appealing would be to try
> and make the kseg/ksec difference stand out more. ksegrp/ksectx is less
> likely to be confused at a casual glance.
> I'm not really sure that we can use the 'struct lwp' name in a compatable
> way with NetBSD. It would be even worse if we both had 'struct lwp'
> but ours was different to theirs.
NetBSD doesn't (yet) have an idea of a KSE group. We could just
replace our usage of KSE with LWP:
If NetBSD ever folded in our KSE group support, wouldn't that be the
> ... etc...
> Look for these in particular:
> Index: sys/sys/lwp.h
> Index: sys/sys/proc.h
> Index: sys/sys/sa.h
> Index: sys/sys/savar.h
> If we dont do similar structure member naming, then there is no point
> using the same structure names as that will just increase the confusion.
> NetBSD's structure is different too.. They have implelemted both
> Solaris-style LWP's and SA's over the top of the same low level entity.
I like that they use a ucontext_t for storing the context also.
Julian, can we please do the same? We'll probably also need to
use a spare slot in ucontext/mcontext for a flags word (floating
point register validity?).
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