>> (3) Find a fast thread-specific data API on the canonical GTK platform. > > Threading for GTK+ on non-Mac/non-Windows platforms is essentially > pthreads.
To access thread-specific data using pthreads, you first need to take a lock and call pthread_key_create(). Since the whole point of thread-specific data is to avoid taking a lock, the API is useless. You’ll need an alternative to the cross-platform pthread API for accessing thread-specific data. Otherwise, the cost of that API will dominate any other cost, and it won’t be worth our time to try to optimize other things. Geoff _______________________________________________ webkit-dev mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org https://lists.webkit.org/mailman/listinfo/webkit-dev