GNU Portable Threads (Pth) is a very portable POSIX/ANSI-C based library for Unix platforms providing non-preemptive priority-based scheduling for multiple threads of execution (multithreading) inside server applications. All threads run in the same address space, but each thread has its own individual program-counter, run-time stack, signal mask and errno variable. The scheduling is done in a cooperative way, i.e. the threads are dispatched based on priority and pending events. The event facility allows threads to wait until various types of events occur, including pending I/O on filedescriptors, elapsed timers, pending I/O on message ports, thread and process termination, and even customized callback functions.
Author: Ralf S. Engelschall <rse [at] gnu [dot] org>
Maintainer: Juergen "George" Sawinski <jsaw [at] gmx [dot] net>
Remark: Does not allow parallel builds.
Build time (on reference hardware): 15% (relative to binutils)2
Installed size (on reference hardware): 0.32 MB, 13 files
Installed files (on reference hardware): n.a.
1) This page was automatically generated from the T2 package source. Corrections, such as dead links, URL changes or typos need to be performed directly on that source.
2) Compatible with Linux From Scratch's "Standard Build Unit" (SBU).