[Stackless] Memory footprint for tasklets and channels
bob at redivi.com
Fri Mar 17 00:15:08 CET 2006
On Mar 16, 2006, at 2:40 PM, Johan Carlsson wrote:
> I'm new to Stackless (even though I've been lurking around the website
> for a year or so. The Python 2.4 release got my attention.)
> I've recently been looking in to Erlang for it's micro-threading (for
> one thing) but abandoned that idea due to the awkwardness of the
> language. I will not be able to maintain anything I might (with a
> hugh amount of luck) have produced. So I've dropped that, as least
> as a language (might want use the database though).
Mnesia and Erlang are definitely quite interesting.. but I definitely
have problems thinking in Erlang syntax and paradigms. There's also
the practical problems with the implementation, like no compact way
to represent strings.
> Anyway, to the question:
> How much memory footprint does the different parts of Stackless take.
> E.g. a Tasklet, a Channel, the Scheduler and any queues etc...
Not much more than any other object in Python.
> Is there a limit for how many of this thing you can create other than
> memory? I'm assuming a halted tasklet doesn't consume any processor
> power at all.
There isn't any limit, and tasklets certainly don't consume anything
but RAM when they're not running (how could they?).
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