Haiku Seeing Better Rust Support Following Important Fix

Written by Michael Larabel in Operating Systems on 6 September 2020 at 07:00 AM EDT. 4 Comments
Following a summer quest for figuring out a pesky thread issue with Rust, a fix has been merged into the BeOS-inspired Haiku kernel for one less patch to worry about with getting this popular programming language running well.

Developer nielx spent quite a bit of time this summer investigating "failed to join thread: No such process" errors when compiling Cargo and failed test cases.

The issue was resolved in the Haiku kernel by removing a limit on the number of dead threads in a team.

Thus with the latest Haiku kernel, a workaround is no longer needed for the Rust standard library. A number of other discoveries were also made along the way.

More details on the Haiku-OS.org blog.
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