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Re: [MiNT] Multi-threading on MiNT OS ?


> AFAIK the Magic-AES implements the mintlib function tfork() and sells it as
> shel_write(SHW_THR_CREATE). So strictly speaking it is not a thread, but
> rather a separate process.

Here an extract of the Dev doc of Magic:

" MiNT does not know threads. The functionality designated as threads in
the MiNT source-text creates its own process, solely in the same memory
The threads in MagiC are modelled on the concept of Sun Solaris 2.x. "

Is it true? MiNT doen't know threads?

And the PTH library? Is it not for thread's handling?

> In MiNT it would not share file handles with the
> parent, eventhough it will share most of the user memory.
> The tfork() is a combination of Pexec(7) and Pexec(104). You can implement
> this yourself inside your program, but you have to make sure that the
> AES/VDI arrays for all the processes your program creates are separated.
> Otherwise you'll run into problems once you try to do appl_init() inside the
> "thread".

Clearly, What's the difference between tfork() and Pfork() functions?
Thx for your help,