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   Linux FAQ > 6. Porting, Compiling and Obtaining Programs
Question:  6.13. Does Linux Support Threads or Lightweight Processes?

As well as the Unix multiprocessing model involving heavyweight processes, which is of course part of the standard Linux kernel, there are several implementations of lightweight processes or threads. Recent kernels implement a thread model, kthreads. In addition, there are the following packages available for Linux.

Please contact the authors of the packages in question for details.

This FAQ is from Linux Frequently Asked Questions with Answers, maintained by Robert Kiesling

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