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More comments for the FreeBSD threads hints.
[perl5.git] / hints / freebsd.sh
index 0ded431..396abdd 100644 (file)
@@ -223,6 +223,11 @@ EOM
                 exit 1
              fi
              case "$osvers" in
+             # 500016 is the first osreldate in which one could
+             # just link against libc_r without disposing of libc
+             # at the same time.  500016 ... up to whatever it was
+             # on the 31st of August 2003 can still be used with -pthread,
+             # but it is not necessary.
              5.*)      if [ `/sbin/sysctl -n kern.osreldate` -lt 500016 ]; then
                                 ldflags="-pthread $ldflags"
                         fi