[Python-Dev] Removing the GIL (Me, not you!)
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
> until someone gets around to writing the necessary couple lines of
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