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Re: GCC-3.0.4 (pre) on AIX requires pthreads

In article <> you write:
> I have no idea what Craig is talking about.  There are no
> requirements for configuring with --enable-threads.

As I read it, Craig asked a question; he did not make a statement.
The answer to Craig's question is ``no, I did not provide the
--enable-threads configuration-time option'' (based on followup from
the original problem reporter).

> G++ is not suppose to require pthreads


> except when invoked with -pthread GCC option.

False.  The correct answer is ``except when so configured either by
default for the port or explicitly by the gcc installer.''  In either
case, -pthread is not honored by all ports.

>From your [David Edelsohn's] past postings, I think I understand the
AIX thread model, lack of weak symbol support, etc.

> Maybe some libstdc++ header is assuming that libc will provide
> no-op pthread symbols when not linking against -lpthread, like GNU/Linux.

libstdc++-v3 does nothing of the sort.  There is not a single direct
reference to pthread_* functions left in the non-ext sources of the
library (all remaining uses are in ext/headers uninvolved with the
posted example failure).  They all go through the same gthr.h
abstraction layer used by libgcc.  The only way an indirect reference
to pthread_* functions can exist is when ``Thread model:'' of the
``gcc -v'' report is either posix or dce.

I have no access to AIX 4.X boxes thus I can't offer to fix this.  It
will require a user with access to AIX 4.X, ability to decode
gcc/config.gcc and the motivation to learn what is happening in the
local environment.

Loren J. Rittle
Senior Staff Software Engineer, Distributed Object Technology Lab
Networks and Infrastructure Research Lab (IL02/2240), Motorola Labs, KeyID: 2048/ADCE34A5, FDC0292446937F2A240BC07D42763672

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