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SubjectRE: Why use threads ( was: Alan Cox quote?)

On 20-Jun-2001 David Schwartz wrote:
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>> On Wed, Jun 20, 2001 at 02:01:16PM -0700, David Schwartz wrote:
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>> > It's very hard to use processes for this purpose. Consider,
>> > for example, a
>> > web server. You don't want to use one process for each client
>> > because that
>> > would limit your scalability (16,000 clients would become difficult, and
>> > with threads it's trivial). You don't want to use one thread
>> > for each client
>
>> How is it trivial? How do you debug a 16,000 thread application?
>
> As I said, you don't want to use one thread for each client. You use,
> say, 10 threads for the 16,000 clients.

Humm, you're going to select() over 1600 fds ...




- Davide

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