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Re: thread-ready ABIs

To: Ralf Baechle <ralf@oss.sgi.com>
Subject: Re: thread-ready ABIs
From: Ulrich Drepper <drepper@redhat.com>
Date: 21 Jan 2002 15:22:29 -0800
Cc: "Kevin D. Kissell" <kevink@mips.com>, "H . J . Lu" <hjl@lucon.org>, GNU libc hacker <libc-hacker@sources.redhat.com>, linux-mips@oss.sgi.com
In-reply-to: <20020119162415.B31028@dea.linux-mips.net>
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Ralf Baechle <ralf@oss.sgi.com> writes:

> Changing the kernel for the small number of threaded applications that
> exists and taking a performance impact for the kernel itself and anything
> that's using threads is an exquisite example for a bad tradeoff.

Well, it seems you haven't read what I wrote.  It's not about a small
number of threaded applications anymore.  The thread register will be
part of the ABI and all applications, threaded or not, will use it.

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