[webkit-dev] Linux gtk Webkit threading question

Stephanie Smullen Stephanie-Smullen at utc.edu
Tue Jun 10 11:42:52 PDT 2008

Hi --
I am trying to use the gtk Webkit with an Intel pin tool program to collect some instruction counts for comparing web tools.  I can successfully use the pin tool with Safari and Firefox on Windows.  It gives me a count of the number of threads and instructions executed for each thread.  I can also successfully use the same pin tool on my Ubuntu 8 system with Firefox.  However, when I use the pin tool with the GtkLauncher, I find that the Webkit application is using forks, not threads.  

Does anyone know if I need to specify options on the compile to get Webkit to create threads?  Or does this version only use forks?  

I have only recently gone back to using Linux after many years of Windows development -- so this may be a very simple question.

Thanks for your help!

S. Smullen
University of Tennessee-Chattanooga

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