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Default POSIX thread attributes?
- Date: Tue, 11 Feb 2003 18:16:56 +0000
- From: vnesic at dkts.co.yu (Vladimir Nesic)
- Subject: Default POSIX thread attributes?
On Tuesday 11 February 2003 16:47, Joel Sherrill wrote:
> gregory.menke at gsfc.nasa.gov wrote:
> > Vladimir Nesic writes:
> > > Current implementation of pthreads has a strange default
> > > attribute set, which is not documented, and it took me almost a
> > > whole month to find out why an app that worked on Linux stopped
> > > working on RTEMS.
> > These kinds of bugs can be <very> hard to track down on any
> > operating system. If you rely on default pthread behavior, you're
> > going to have lots of problems. The pthread interface kind of
> > sucks in general- its advantage is its sort of portable.
> The standard does not specify the default attributes as I recall. If
> there is some piece of standard documentation RTEMS does not adhere
> to, file a PR.
> Otherwise, this falls into the "POSIX didn't cover this" category.
OK, I have learnd my lesson, but I don't have POSIX standard, so I had
to relay on docs from RTEMS and LINUX. Since RTEMS doesn't say anything
about it, a guessed that LINUX docs apply :(