[Date Prev][Date Next] [Chronological] [Thread] [Top]

Re: LinuxThreads (0.8) are non-preemptive ?

At 02:28 PM 3/2/00 +0100, Albert Siersema wrote:
>AFAIK (and the designer/programmer/writer of the FAQ)
>LinuxThreads use the Linux specific clone(2) system call
>which causes threads being scheduled by the kernel as
>if it where seperate processes thus making it IMHO
>non-preemptive and safe to use.

The fact that threads are in separate processes and the
kernel provides preemptive process scheduling, means that
LinuxThreads are preemptive.