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SubjectRe: Why use threads ( was: Alan Cox quote?)
On Wed, Jun 20, 2001 at 03:18:58PM -0700, David Schwartz wrote:
> As I said, you don't want to use one thread for each client. You use, say,
> 10 threads for the 16,000 clients. That way, if an occasional client
> ambushes a thread (say by reading a file off an NFS server or by using some
> infrequently used code that was swapped to a busy disk), your server will
> keep on humming.


This same approach can easily be used by multiple processes.

I don't see what is gained by using threads over processes for such an
architecture.

mrc
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