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IRIX Multithreading Emulation on NetBSD 18

GrosBill writes "Onlamp publishes one more paper about IRIX binary compatibility implementation on NetBSD. This time, this is about emulating IRIX native multithreading capabilities on NetBSD, which is quite interesting since NetBSD does not support native multithreading for its native binaries yet. The paper also covers some reverse engineering tricks: how to use a debugger to discover everything about IRIX multithreading."
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IRIX Multithreading Emulation on NetBSD

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  • by mhesseltine ( 541806 ) on Friday December 20, 2002 @05:36PM (#4932362) Homepage Journal

    They figured out a way to make a feature work on a platform that doesn't support that feature. That's called innovation, and not in the terms that Microsoft would use it.

    Furthermore, since this has been reverse engineered, they might be able to work this into NetBSD, thus fixing the problem of NetBSD not supporting multi-threading. I say, "congratulations."

  • by Anonymous Coward
    A better way to implement this would be adding proper threading support in the first place...

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