Mailinglist Archive: opensuse-programming (32 mails)
Jerry Feldman wrote:
On Mon, 13 Dec 2004 15:44:47 +0100
"Simon Nattrass" <snattrass@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On SLES 64 there are two versions of the library libpthread.a -
/usr/lib64/libpthread.a & /usr/lib64/nptl/libpthread.a.
What's the difference?
I'm guessing the later maybe implements the Native POSIX Thread
while the former uses what? ? (LinuxThreads?, Next Generation POSIX
Linux Threads is the old version of threads. NPTL is the new version of
threads. While I don't have the details, NPTL benchmarks much faster
than the old thread library and also scales better across processors.