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Date:      Tue, 10 Jul 2001 13:10:55 -0600 (MDT)
From:      Nate Williams <nate@yogotech.com>
To:        Greg Lewis <glewis@eyesbeyond.com>
Cc:        Nate Williams <nate@yogotech.com>, past@netmode.ntua.gr, Ian Jenkinson <ian.jenkinson@blueyonder.co.uk>, freebsd-java@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   Re: Threads in Java on a variety of platforms
Message-ID:  <15179.21311.786071.302589@nomad.yogotech.com>
In-Reply-To: <20010711015813.B58979@misty.eyesbeyond.com>
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> > [ FreeBSD uses internal green-threads, while most other OS's use native
> > threads ]
> > 
> > > This is something that has been bugging me for a while: would it be
> > > good to implement the native threads in FreeBSD under LinuxThreads or
> > > NGPT?
> > 
> > Except that these will never be used in the 'stock' FreeBSD kernel
> > because of the GPL virus.  Second, it's alot of work to rewrite the system
> > for another threading model.  The code (as written) is coded to run
> > either with green threads, or with native (Posix) threads.
> 
> Actually, in 1.3.1 the operating system specific part of native threads
> is restricted to essentially two or three files, so its not too difficult
> to introduce a new threading system.

Wow, that's great.  And, FWIW, JDK 1.4 has no green threads support at
all, so we're going to have to use something else (which I believe you
1.3 port is doing), so things will change in the future.


Nate

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