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SubjectRe: Developing multi-threading applications
At 18.07 17/06/02 +0200, Marco Colombo wrote:

>On Mon, 17 Jun 2002, Roberto Fichera wrote:
> > process to a CPU. But I continue to not hunderstand why
> > I must have only one thread per CPU. There is some URL
> > where can I see some kernel/sched/vm/I-O/other-think graph about
> > this point ?
>To put it simply, because you have only one PC per CPU. It's not
>really an OS thing.
>Every time you're saving the PC (and SP, and all the "thread context")
>you're "emulating" more CPUs on just one. And what you got is just...
>an emulation. A Thread is an execution abstraction, and a CPU is an
>execution actor. Sounds sensible to match the two. Use functions instead
>to group instructions by their (functional) meaning.

Yes! I know ;-)!

>It makes much more sense, on 4-ways system, to have 4 rather complex
>threads that are able to execute different functions, like in
>a data-driven or event-driven model, than to run 400 simpler threads
>which implement one function each, IMHO.

To make it simple, I'll try the 2 solutions!


Roberto Fichera.

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