Do we plan to get rid of LinuxThreads support anytime soon?

David Holmes david.holmes at
Thu Apr 23 12:34:50 UTC 2015

On 23/04/2015 10:15 PM, Thomas Stüfe wrote:
> Hi all,
> How long do we plan to continue support for LinuxThreads (vs NPTL) Linux
> variants? There would be some coding in os/linux which could be thrown away
> if we stopped supporting LinuxThreads.
> If we do not get rid of it: does Oracle still run tests on Linux variants
> which use LinuxThreads?

LinuxThreads is "dead". We do not support it at all and have not for a 
long time. IIRC some LinuxThreads code has been removed in places when 
other changes have occurred. There was a big clean up of this slated but 
I don't know what happened to it - I guess adding new features took 
priority. :(


> Thanks!
> Regards, Thomas

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