[Python-Dev] Removing the GIL (Me, not you!)

Prateek Sureka surekap at gmail.com
Thu Sep 13 06:30:43 CEST 2007

I was reading GvR's post on this and came up with a theory on how to  
tackle the problem.

I ended up putting it in a blog post.

What do you think?


On Sep 12, 2007, at 9:08 PM, skip at pobox.com wrote:

>     Martin> Now we are getting into details: you do NOT have to  
> lock an
>     Martin> object to modify its reference count. An atomic
>     Martin> increment/decrement operation is enough.
> Implemented in asm I suspect?  For common CPUs this could just be  
> part of
> the normal Python distribution.  For uncommon ones this could use a  
> lock
> until someone gets around to writing the necessary couple lines of
> assembler.
> Skip
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