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Old 06-09-2004, 06:46 AM   #1
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What is NTPL, and can I use it?


Hi

I've just been browsing the Mozilla Firefox/Thunderbird forums, and came across a post about the slowness of them.

One of the replies suggested changing to NTPL to increase speed. They were using Fedora-Core 1 and they said things were "flying" for them.

Can anyone give me, in layman's terms, what NTPL is/means, and whether I can use it on my Slack 9.1 box?

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Old 06-09-2004, 07:53 AM   #2
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NTPL is the Native Posix Thread Library for Linux. I believe (and feel free to correct me if I'm wrong) that it needs to be compiled into the kernel.

This search on Google threw up a number of links.

[EDIT] This README is a SuSE file, but should give info. It appears to be something to do with glibc[/EDIT]

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Old 06-09-2004, 07:59 AM   #3
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Basically in order to use it you need kernel 2.6 (unless you use a redhat/fedora kernel which has the support backported to 2.4), and your glibc compiled with ntpl support.
Personally I didn't notice much difference in terms of loading speed in mozilla/firefox with or without nptl, and it still has some compatibility issues.
 
Old 06-09-2004, 08:04 AM   #4
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Old 06-09-2004, 10:16 AM   #5
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