Mark Wong wrote:
>I've heard that simply linking to the pthreads libraries, regardless of
>whether you're using them or not creates a significant overhead. Has
>anyone tried it for kicks?
That depends on the OS and the functions that are used. The typical
worst case is buffered IO of single characters: The single threaded
implementation is just copy and update buffer status, the multi threaded
implementation contains full locking.
For most other functions there is no difference at all.
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