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Re: get/set/swapcontext + linuxthreads/glibc + MTasker



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bert hubert wrote:

> Is there a fundamental reason why get/set/swapcontext and linuxthreads bite
> eachother?

In some configurations the stack pointer is used to identify the thread
pointer.  Therefore it is impossible to reliably use the *context
functions together with LinuxThreads.


> Would this be a problem for NPTL?

Have you tried it?  Me neither, but I don't see a problem.


> Any way to resolve this? Would using 'sigaltstack' help resolve this? Would
> using NPTL solve this?

Don't use sigaltstack in multi-threaded programs.  Just think a second
about the desasters which would happen if two signals arrive at the same
time and are handled by different threads.

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