[clug] threads v processes

Bob Edwards bob at cs.anu.edu.au
Fri Sep 7 01:48:03 MDT 2012

On 6/09/12 7:40 PM, steve jenkin wrote:
> Has anyone out there in CLUG-land used POSIX thread libraries and
> willing to help me understand a small design point about them?
> I was reading a paper by Rob Pike and he mentions:
>   - Processes need to lock shared memory because they *can* execute in
> parallel (simultaneously)
>   - threads within a single process don't ever execute simultaneously.
> Does anyone know if this is right with Linux on multi-core processors??
> Thanks in Advance
> steve jenkin

Tridge is someone "out there in CLUG-land" (he started CLUG) and has had
something to say on this topic:
(linked from his home page at http://www.samba.org/~tridge )

Probably written more recently (2008) than Rob Pike's paper...


Bob Edwards.

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