[OT] This feels wrong (pthreads question)
bryan.sant at gmail.com
Mon Jan 29 16:39:51 MST 2007
On 1/29/07, Levi Pearson <levi at cold.org> wrote:
> It sounds like you're trying to disagree with me, but this is exactly
> what I've been saying. A reasonably-sized thread pool is not what I
> meant by massively multithreaded, and is precisely what I advocated
> once he expressed concern over CPU utilization on a multi-processor
You're right. woot.
> The link works for me. Google for 'apache vs yaws' if it continues to
I'm proxied, maybe that's why. I'll try it at home.
> comparison, but rather the naive "one thread per connection" model
Agreed, that is a bad way to go.
> Creation time is not the only issue. System resource utilization by
> threads is also significant, since a new process structure and a new
> stack space must be allocated for each thread. Scaling to the 100k+
> thread level may even require a kernel recompile to make more space,
> depending on how the kernel is configured by the distro. Clearly a
> thread pool doesn't have this problem, though.
> Again, this is pretty much what I've been saying. Hopefully it will
> be convincing coming from so many people.
Sheesh. I should just learn lisp and then we'd be twins!
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