[Pvfs2-developers] disabling NPTL
pcarns at wastedcycles.org
Sun Mar 26 16:50:59 EST 2006
The configure script for pvfs2 has an option called
"--enable-nptl-workaround" that will replace the pvfs2-server executable
with a shell script that sets an environment variable before launching
the real executable. The environment variable causes PVFS2 to run
against the old style pthread implementation that does not use NPTL.
This is the environment variable that the script currently uses:
However, on newer distributions that doens't work. You have to use this
I don't know if there is any good way to tell which you are supposed to
use in general, or if there is one good value that works everywhere.
It probably isn't a big deal anymore, since all of the NPTL
implementations that ship with major distributions are stable now. It
is a handy option to be able to have for debugging thread problems, though.
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