[Stackless] Monkeypatching

Andrew Francis andrewfr_ice at yahoo.com
Thu Dec 12 02:07:14 CET 2013

Hi Folks:

This is what I am suggesting. The reactor tasklet before calling the underlying select/poll system call should look at the scheduler queue. If there are runnable tasklets, then call select/poll with a timeout. Otherwise block indefinitely. The idea is if your application is consists of mostly I/O bound tasklets, they will be blocked on channels and will eventually be scheduled and run when there is I/O for them.

I'll write a simple example to illustrate.....


On Wednesday, December 11, 2013 7:00 AM, lars van Gemerden <lars at rational-it.com> wrote:
Hi Andrew,

It wasn't blocked on IO, the server got stuck in it's mainloop (or similar name). I don't know much about webservers, WSGIservers etc, but what i also tried was putting a schedule() in this mainloop (which i think polls the socket). Is this what you suggest? It seems to work well, apart from the occasional weird AttributeError, which i'll have to look into. However others discouraged this approach, but i never quite understood why. 

Cheers, Lars

On Fri, Dec 6, 2013 at 7:40 PM, Andrew Francis <andrewfr_ice at yahoo.com> wrote:

Hi Lars:
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>>(oh, i created a tasklet for the bottle microframework run() method, which
>>includes the mainn server loop()) ; I only called schedule() on
 each web
>>server request to be able to do anything outside the server mainloop.
>>However that had the
 effect that process steps where not executed as >long as the end user sent no requests (some processes do not have any >web component).
>I haven't had a chance to carefully look at your code. However from this description, it sounds like a thread/tasklet is blocked on I/O.  This will have the effect of blocking all tasklets in that thread. What you need to do is occasionally call a timeout from the underlying system call (for example, select()) and do a schedule() so other tasklets can run.
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