Threading Question

Steve Holden sholden at
Fri May 4 13:52:04 CEST 2001

I've added a note to this effect at the top of 4.86: Basic Thread Wisdom.


"Erno Kuusela" <erno-news at> wrote in message
news:kuoft9pmi0.fsf at
> In article <3AF2343B.4A95E856 at>, David Lees
> <debl at> writes:
> | I am struggling to improve the performance of some python code that has
> | 2 threads and runs on a dual processor linux (redhat 7.0) box.  I am
> | using Python 2.1 and can not seem to get the cpu utilization up above
> | 40% for each processor.
> python has a single global interpreter lock, so python code cannot
> benefit from multiple cpus. google has more information
> if you desire it.
> if someone with access to the faq wizard is listening, this should
> probably be added to the faq (i didn't see it there, at least).
>   -- erno

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