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Date: Wed, 28 Nov 2012 18:53:04 -0500
From: Rich Felker <>
Subject: Re: musl 0.9.8 released

On Wed, Nov 28, 2012 at 03:35:56PM -0600, Rob Landley wrote:
> On 11/28/2012 07:05:07 AM, Rich Felker wrote:
> >This is fairly comparable to the mips1 issue and the need for ll/sc
> >emulation by the kernel. i386 is just fundamentally lacking in a way
> >that makes multi-tasking/multi-threading not workable with the POSIX
> >apis for it. The kernel should be emulating 'lock cmpxchg', like it
> >does ll/sc for mips1, and if it did, 386 would work fine. But
> >apparently nobody cares anyway..
> Actually this just got removed literally today:

*sigh* that's frustrating.

> If I recall, there was a longish discussion that boiled down to
> nobody could find actual 386 hardware still in use to test any of
> this with.

It would be easy to test on qemu. I even have a 386 board I could set
back up and test...


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