Boston Linux & UNIX was originally founded in 1994 as part of The Boston Computer Society. We meet on the third Wednesday of each month at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in Building E51.

Programming with POSIX Threads

Date and Time

Wednesday, May 18, 2005 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm


MIT Building E-51, Room 145


Jerry Feldman , Associate Director , Boston Linux & Unix - gaf blu org


An overview of POSIX threads


* What is threads - very generic to include Sun's lwp. * Why use threads more in the context of single-threaded app vs. multi-threaded app and threadas vs. fork(). * Kernel threads vs. user threads. This is important in Linux 2.6+ kernels with NPTL. * Basic thread concepts and functions: thread creation, thread join, mutex, conditions, attributes. * Some simple examples.

Meeting Notes


  1. Jerry's slides
  2. Jerry's tarfile

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