On Wed, Aug 04, 2004 at 09:08:56PM -0400, Kumba wrote:
> >I am looking into porting NPTL to MIPS. Just curious if
> >anybody has tried this before.
> >I notice there was a discussion about the ABI extension
> >for TLS (thread local storage) support. Before that support
> >becomes a reality it seems one can still use NPTL with
> >the help of additional system calls.
> >A rough search of latest glibc source shows there is
> >zero MIPS code for nptl. A couple of other arches
> >are missing as well (such as ARM)
> All I've heard about this is that some kernel changes are (still?)
> needed, then just the glibc support along w/ TLS (Maybe compiler support?).
> I believe I heard reports that the glibc people were looking to
> deprecate linuxthreads within a another release or two (but don't know
> specifics or anything), so it sounds like NPTL should be something to
> get working.
Threading support means breaking the ABI compatibility. There are other
issues that can best be solved by breakin the ABI which is why this is