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SubjectRe: Alan Cox quote? (was: Re: accounting for threads)
On Tue, Jun 19, 2001 at 09:52:39AM -0700, Larry McVoy wrote:
> I think the general thrust of us ``anti-thread'' people is that a few
> are fine, a lot is stupid, and the model encourages a lot. It's just

There is a huge academic research literature on how to prove that a large
set of threads will all meet deadlines in a realtime system. Years ago I
made a not-so-brilliant optimization to RTLinux scheduler that had an unanticipated
side effect of only scheduling the first two threads created. Nobody noticed
for months, because RT programmers know that more than 2 threads is
almost always a design error. Not always though.
(now we have regression tests so I could not make such an experiment again).

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