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    kernel-2.4.22-1.2115.nptl


    does anyone know what the nptl stand for? is it native posix thread library?
    if so then is it something that we choose while building the kernel or is it like some default value thats always chosen or something.

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    Yes, nptl is Native POSIX Thread Layer. the -ntpl kernels are RedHat's patched 2.4 series, nptl is included in the 2.6 series kernel now.
    In shoty nptl is a great improvement (in speed) of the thread handling compared to the old thread model.
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    cool...so its compiled in by default right? i dont have to choose any option for nptl while compiling or building it, is that correct?

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