[Python-ideas] An alternate approach to async IO

Greg Ewing greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz
Wed Nov 28 06:20:30 CET 2012

Trent Nelson wrote:
>     When you're dealing with that sort of load
>     on a many-core machine (let's say 16+ cores), an interlocked list
>     is going to reduce latency versus 16+ threads constantly vying for
>     the GIL.

I don't understand. Why is vying for access to an interlocked
list any less latentful than vying for the GIL?


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