[vdr] NTPL

Johannes Stezenbach js at linuxtv.org
Sun Jul 24 20:14:43 CEST 2005


Harald Milz wrote:
> Clemens Kirchgatterer <clemens at 1541.org> wrote:
> 
> > for what i know, ntpl is _more_ standard complient.
> 
> AFAIK RH took NPTL out of Enterprise 4, in favor of Linux threads. 

Not true, more on the contrary:

http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/enterprise/RHEL-4-Manual/release-notes/as-x86/
"While most threaded applications were not impacted by the introduction
of NPTL, applications that relied on those semantics of LinuxThreads
that were contrary to the POSIX specification would not operate
correctly. As noted at the time of NPTL's introduction, Red Hat
recommended that such applications be updated so that they complied with
POSIX (and could therefore use NPTL.)

While support for LinuxThreads still exists for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4,
this statement serves as advance notice that Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
will no longer include support for LinuxThreads. Therefore,
applications that require LinuxThreads support must be updated before
they will be able to work properly on a Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
system."

Johannes



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