Pthreads in cygwin

Christian Brunschen cb@df.lth.se
Thu Feb 18 02:42:00 GMT 1999


On Thu, 18 Feb 1999, Stipe Tolj wrote:

> > I was wondering how I would go about using pthreads in cygwin? The b20.1
> > release does not appear to support them, but more recent snapshots do
> > contain what looks like pthreads support.
> 
> That's right. Recent snapshots support the --enable-threadsafe for the
> configure process. The build cygwin1.dll and dependend libs will implement
> some pthread_* functions as usually available within the libpthread.a
> library (i.e. MIT's pthread) on other systems.
> 
> As Geoffrey and other from Cygnus have stated the pthread functions within
> the latest snapshots are *very expertimental* and may not work at all.

Ah, great :)

Thanks for your help!

> 
> I have tried to compile some simple example programs using pthread
> functions. They do build, but crash with a segmentation fault error on a
> Win98 box.

I'll just wait a while longer before trying to use it, then.

> 
> Regards,
> Stipe

Vielen Dank und Beste Gruesse(*),

// Christian Brunschen

(*): Diese Tastatur hat natuerlich weder das U" noch das SZ ...


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