Skip site navigation (1)Skip section navigation (2)
Date:      Wed, 13 Sep 1995 21:20:56 -0700 (PDT)
From:      Julian Elischer <>
To: (Archie Cobbs)
Subject:   Re: Threads,...
Message-ID:  <>
In-Reply-To: <> from "Archie Cobbs" at Sep 13, 95 09:08:56 pm

Next in thread | Previous in thread | Raw E-Mail | Index | Archive | Help
This is  the theory behinf 'rfork' 
which allows the parent to decide what resources will be shared with the child.

> (rmillian) writes:
> > Is FreeBSD multithreaded? If not are there plans to make it multithreaded? 
> > What is someone were to try and port Java and HotJava to FreeBSD? (See 
> > http:\\
> I had a thought the other day re this and was wondering if it would work...
> With SYSV memory sharing, you can share memory between processes.
> A program image contains text regions and data regions. Now suppose
> you had a way of creating a shared memory region just big enough to
> hold your data image, and then mapping your data image into it. And
> your heap, if possible, (so malloc()'d data could be shared).
> Voila, now you can fork() a new thread...
> I'm not familiar with how object files are linked (relocatable data
> segments?) etc., but it *seems* like it would be easy...
> -Archie
> _______________________________________________________________________________
> Archie L. Cobbs,  *  Tribe Computer Works

Want to link to this message? Use this URL: <>