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Re: NPTL kernel == kernel with TLS?



On Fri, Oct 31, 2003 at 06:05:51PM +0800, R CHAN wrote:
> Some beginner's questions
> 
> Is a 2.4 NPTL kernel (e.g. kernel*nptl* in Rawhide) simply a kernel with
> TLS patches applied? (Why don't they call it kernel*tls*, instead ;-)).
> 
> Is there a repository or bk tree that tracks 2.4.23pre and has TLS 
> patches? (or are the recent 2.4.22*nptl kernels quite close to 2.4.23pre?)

Kernel Thread Local Storage support (on IA-32 this is
set_thread_area/get_thread_area syscall support and related changes)
is only one of many changes needed from the kernel by NPTL libpthread.

	Jakub




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