IRC, #hurd, 2010-07-31
<tschwinge> Other question: how difficult is a NPTL port? Futexes and some kernel interfaces for scheduling stuff etc. -- what else? <youpi> actually NPTL doesn't _require_ futexes <youpi> it just requires low-level locks <youpi> Mmm, it seems to be so only in principle <youpi> I can see futex names here and there in the generic code <youpi> looks like Drepper isn't disciplined enough in that area either <tschwinge> (well, why would he...) <youpi> I'm not sure we really want to port NPTL <tschwinge> OK. <youpi> Drepper will keep finding things to add <youpi> while the interface between glibc and libpthread isn't increasing _so_ much <tschwinge> ... and even less so the interfavce that actual applications are using. <tschwinge> We'd need to evaluate which benefits NPTL would bring.