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Posted on 28-Jan-2004 22:27 GMT by whoosh28 comments
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straight clean port of Ralf S Engelschall's pth-1.4.0 a non pre-emptive implementation of POSIX threads to 68k Amiga. This is 2 gcc linker libraries to enable porting + writing of threaded programs to 68k Amiga. http://www.whoosh777.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/pthreads.html To see a threaded program run on 68k Amiga download and run "the 5 philosophers":

http://www.whoosh777.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/test_philo (requires just ixemul.library),

:this example program uses libpth.a,

The port itself is 2 gcc linker libraries: libpthread.a and libpth.a,

Last December I ported rpm4.0 with databases disconnected as database support required libpthread.a . So now I should be able to generate a full port of rpm4.0 (or higher) to 68k,

(its not at the top of my to-do list)

This port took only one day to do, an attempt at a totally different pre-emptive implementation of libpthread.a took well over a week before I gave up.

Anyway the consequence of this port of pth-1.4.0 is that it will enable porting of threaded programs. Probably noixemul progs will also be ok.

Even though it is only 1 days work I thought it was worth an announce as people always say the classic Amiga cant thread, well it can thread!

The most difficult thing was locating pth-1.4.0 as I didnt know it existed till I found it, I was only searching for libpthread.a

No idea if the example program will run on PPC or Amithlon, email me if you try it on such.

The advantage of being non-pre-emptive is that it is much more portable and clean. And if it implements POSIX threading (nightmare specification) it implements POSIX threading! (non-pre-emption notwithstanding) The source + necessary fixes to quite bugged configure are on http://www.whoosh777.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/pthreads.html

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