Re: Python threads under SunOS
Philip Homburg (email@example.com)
Wed, 8 Dec 93 18:06:05 MET
In your letter dated Wed, 08 Dec 1993 16:13:51 +0100, Sjoerd wrote:
>On Wed, Dec 8 1993 Quentin Stafford-Fraser wrote:
>> Could anyone enlighten me as to the current status of the SunOS
>> threads support?
>I have recently ported the threads module to Solaris 2.3. I don't
>know if this is good enough for you. It seems to work pretty well.
>> Is anybody using threads under SunOS, or does anyone have experiences
>> which have persuaded them not to?
>There is no real kernel support for multiple threads in SunOS. This
>means that the SunOS threads library uses signals and non-blocking I/O
>to do its work. Also, thread scheduling is pre-emptive. For these
>reasons (and also because we just don't have much software that uses
>threads) we don't use the threads module on SunOS.
I think we have an interface to pthreads here.