Parallelization on muli-CPU hardware?
aleaxit at yahoo.com
Tue Oct 12 11:23:19 CEST 2004
Nicolas Lehuen <nicolas at lehuen.com> wrote:
> problem was the same ; people expected mod_python to run in a
> multi-process context, not a multi-threaded context (I guess this is
> due to a Linux-centered mindset, forgetting about BSD, MacosX or Win32
> OSes). When I asked questions and pointed problem, the answer was 'Duh
> - use Linux with the forking MPM, not Windows with the threading MPM'.
Sorry, I don't get your point. Sure, Windows makes process creation
hideously expensive and has no forking. But all kinds of BSD, including
MacOSX, are just great at forking. Why is a preference for multiple
processes over threads "forgetting about BSD, MacOSX", or any other
flavour of Unix for that matter?
> Well, this is not going to take us anywhere, especially with all the
> multicore CPUs coming.
Again, I don't get it. Why would multicore CPUs be any worse than
current multi-CPU machines at multiple processes, and forking?
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