[Gc] Darwin mach threads vs pthreads

Andrew Begel abegel at cs.berkeley.edu
Tue Jun 28 10:55:37 PDT 2005

Everything about Darwin *other* than stack crawling when stopping the  
world is done via pthreads. Brian Alliet can tell you more about this.


On Jun 28, 2005, at 1:08 AM, Stephane Epardaud wrote:

> Ok thanks, I think that's a good reason. But then why is the  
> pthread_support
> enabled on Darwin ? This is the place where the GC keeps track of  
> pthreads, but
> that list is not being used on Darwin. Furthermore, using Mach  
> threads, the GC
> ignores all the info stored in the GC_thread type, like  
> GC_do_blocking which
> sets the thread_blocked member. Am I wrong here ?
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