Concurrency, was Re: Doh! Stupid Programming Mistakes <humor>

Michael L Torrie torriem at
Fri Oct 27 12:38:41 MDT 2006

On Fri, 2006-10-27 at 11:54 -0600, Steve wrote:
> <snip>
> > I believe that OSes and computing systems will be designed to hide this
> > fact from the programs, allowing normal programs to be spread
> > dynamically across nodes.  Maybe through some system that emulates
> > shared memory and local devices (mapping remote ones).  Even in a system
> > that emulates shared memory (say by swapping pages of memory across
> > nodes), your threads may think they are not copying memory (accessing it
> > directly) but are not.
> </snip>
> Is this describing OpenMosix?

I have no idea.  I haven't looked at OpenMosix in a long time.  I guess
they would have to implement this kind of thing, wouldn't they.

> O

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