[Stackless] A new crash bug

Christian Tismer tismer at stackless.com
Mon Oct 22 02:57:45 CEST 2007

Kristján Valur Jónsson wrote:

> Some thoughts:
> 1) Why do we need to awaken tasklets when channels are collected?

Please explain why you think it does not need to awaken its tasklets.

There are blocked tasklets in the channel. They are waiting
for something to happen that will not happen.
Instead, the channel they are blocked in is dying.
It is clear that something must happen, since this situation
is not expected by the tasklets.

What do *you* think makes sense to happen?

Ignoring the death of the channel is no option, or do you think
so? They must get out of the state of waiting, because the channel
is gone. But, if they are hard-switched, their stack state dictates
what happens next. But this is possibly easy to solve and I am just
blinded by history.

Anyway, we had this discussion several times, and I feel a bit as if I
am pushed into the position to defend my decisions. I don't want that.
Please try to make a real proposal for a change, instead. I would
be happy if I missed a better solution for long.

cheers -- chris

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