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    SubjectRe: RasterMan on linux and threads
    On 17 Dec, Alan Cox scribbled:
    -> > hmm - so if i do short bursted threads ( approx < 0.1 seconds each on
    -> > average i guess ) will he get scheduled across spuc or be weighted to
    -> If the other cpus are idle they will get cross scheduled yes. The mm affinity
    -> weighting doesn't beat idle processors. Also keep the threads around rather
    -> than killing them all the time as its faster not to keep creating new threads
    -> even though that is fast

    excellent - so i coudl get a speedup on smp boxes... tiem to write and
    benchmark... now i just have the problm of keping threads around...
    sinbce it's meant to be transparent to the calling process (the callign
    process need not know anything about threads.. the lib figures the best
    number of threads and handles creating them etc.) ... i'll porbabl;y
    have to adda flush_threads(); call to delete any idle threads if the
    callign process ownt need to do any rendering for a while...

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    The Rasterman (Carsten Haitzler)

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