[Stackless] Population simulation in Stackless

Christian Tismer tismer at tismer.com
Wed Aug 28 19:18:27 CEST 2002


Aaron Watters wrote:

...
>>>For stackless I would head this way (maybe): use channels as the only 
>>>communication mechanism
>>>and then develop some sort of a safe (and fast) way to share channels 
>>>between
>>>processes.  Then you could balance the microthreads between a number of 
>>>processes (maybe).
>>>

Greg:
>>Yup. To expand the concept a bit, if I were to ever do the free-threading
>>stuff again, I would add a flag to the relevant objects. If the flag is set,
>>then access is synchronized. When the flag is clear, then it can operate at
>>full speed. Another, somewhat orthogonal flag is a "read only" flag. That
>>would shut down all mutex handling, even on shared data items.

I agree. Without touching objects, creating capable channels
is probably easiest.

ciao - chris

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