Stories by Jim Mauro

Threads Libraries in Solaris

This month's column is about user threads -- threads created with the thr_create(3T) (Solaris threads) or the pthread_create(3T) (POSIX threads) interfaces. The two-level model implemented in Sun Microsystems Inc. Solaris refers to user threads at one level and kernel threads at the layer below. In this column, references to threads apply to both Solaris and POSIX threads. I will point out areas specific to a particular implementation.