If you need multithreading, using POSIX threads will give your application
portability, even to non-Linux embedded systems. For example, they're supported
by EL/IX (see http://sources.redhat.com/elix/
and virtually all desktop systems.
POSIX threads support is supplied with glibc2 as an add-on, enabled by
It is also possible to build older (i.e. smaller) libc5 with LinuxThreads?
support has now been integrated into the official gdb
(currently 5.0), which makes thread debugging much easier. Versions of gdb
prior to 5.0 did not support threads directly, although you can 'attach' to the
thread processes individually.
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