On Fri, 25 Jun 2004, Paolo Amoroso wrote:
> I heave read in the past about problems with SB-THREAD and x86 Linux
> 2.4.x kernels, and the suggestion to use 2.6.x. But I am still a bit
> confused. I don't understand whether such problems and issues make
> threads undesirable with 2.4.x for production quality work, or also
> for playing and experimenting at a hobby level. I am interested in
> the latter (I don't have a nuclear power plant, if that helps).
Dan'b can confirm or disconfirm this, but AFAIK:
Building SBCL with threading enabled under 2.4 should not
affect the stability of the system as long as threading isn't
Threads under 2.4 do have problems, and fixing has a priority of "none"
or thereabouts. For "simple" use this may be ok, but at least
signal delivery can get seriously confused fairly easy.
In other words: ok for experimenting and playing, but when/if things go
wierd you're on your own (well, in good company actually, but without
any support to speak of). For production quality work definitely
-- Nikodemus "Not as clumsy or random as a C++ or Java.
An elegant weapon for a more civilized time."