[Python-3000] Kill GIL?
ronaldoussoren at mac.com
Sun Sep 17 20:36:40 CEST 2006
On Sep 17, 2006, at 3:16 PM, Nick Coghlan wrote:
> Andre Meyer wrote:
>> While I understand the difficulties in removing the GIL and the
>> potential negative effect on single-threaded applications I would
>> much encourage discussion to seriously consider removing the GIL
>> optionally) in Py3k. If not, what alternatives would you suggest?
> Brett Cannon's sandboxing work (which aims to provide first-class
> support for
> multiple interpreters in the same process for security reasons)
> also seems
> like a potentially fruitful approach to distributing processing to
> multiple cores:
> - use threads to perform blocking I/O in parallel
> - use multiple interpreters to perform Python execution in parallel
... except when you use extensions that use the PyGILState APIs,
those don't work with multiple interpreters :-(.
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