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-=[Question: PC UNIX OS choices: What are the best choices and why?]=-

Post by Matthias Wark » Sat, 22 Aug 1998 04:00:00



W. John Gammage schrieb:
Quote:

> I purchased and installed a new copy of the Caldera Linux dispatch with
> the Network Desktop.  As it turns out, it looks like I unknowingly
> received an out-of-date version and the vendor is not responding to my
> e-mail queries.

> I began an application development effort which will ultimately be
> hosted by Linux/UNIX on end user workstations.   At this time it is
> necessary to incorporate a Posix threads component to my application,
> but Posix threads does not seem to be supported by my existing Linux
> kernel.

> Note:  The uname a command produces the following output
> Linux jean-luc.anet-dfw.com 1.2.13 #1 Mon Jan 15 12:33:32 MST 1996 i586

No wonder there are no pthreads. Get new kernel sources. Your kernel is
1.2.13; the current version is 2.0.35. The current kernel is OK for
threads; the next stable kernel (2.2.0) will be completely thread-safe
with glibc AFAIK.

mawa
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Post by 'David O'Bedlam' » Sun, 23 Aug 1998 04:00:00


[...]

Quote:> No wonder there are no pthreads. Get new kernel sources. Your kernel is
> 1.2.13; the current version is 2.0.35. The current kernel is OK for
> threads; the next stable kernel (2.2.0) will be completely thread-safe
> with glibc AFAIK.

How important is all this to a non-programmer?

TheDavid

 
 
 

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Post by Matthias Wark » Sun, 23 Aug 1998 04:00:00


'David O'Bedlam' schrieb:


> [...]
> > No wonder there are no pthreads. Get new kernel sources. Your kernel is
> > 1.2.13; the current version is 2.0.35. The current kernel is OK for
> > threads; the next stable kernel (2.2.0) will be completely thread-safe
> > with glibc AFAIK.

> How important is all this to a non-programmer?

Well, I suppose for the next generation of multi-threaded programmes for
Linux you will need a thread-safe kernel and thread-safe libraries
simply to run them.
Does anyone know a multi-threaded Linux app, just for example?

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1. Best choice of non-Solaris OS for SPARCs?

I have a bunch of SPARCs gathering dust here.  The Sparc 1s I'll probably trash, maybe even the Sparc 5's.  But I have two dual-processor (Ross) Sparc 20s with loads of RAM and HD that I could have fun with, if nothing else.

Which *BSD and/or Linux distributions currently support SMP on SPARC?  Any reason to pick one over another?  I have Solaris but I'm not a big fan of it.

Mark

2. Mutex stall

3. terminfo - what's the best choice for a PC?

4. UDMA mode for EIDE disks under x86 Solaris 7

5. Logging incoming, outgoing packet on firewall, good choice or bad choice ?

6. Promiscuous mode

7. The "safe" choice (w2K) the wrong choice...

8. semaphore and shared memory

9. Choices, choices...

10. Unix utils for NT - Best choice?

11. UNIX of choice on PC

12. Choice of Linux / Unix as second OS

13. Why a DOS/UNIX choice in BIOS?