Queue.Queue-like class without the busy-wait
apardon at forel.vub.ac.be
Tue Mar 29 13:51:57 CEST 2005
Op 2005-03-29, Paul Rubin schreef <http>:
> Antoon Pardon <apardon at forel.vub.ac.be> writes:
>> Well have a look at what I have written over the weekend. It uses
>> a seperate thread with one pipe for a wakeup mechanisme.
> Thanks, I'll look at it. Why don't you use usleep instead of a pipe?
Because with the pipe the "sleep" can be indeterminate.
The select make the thread sleep until either of the folowing
1) A timeout, which means one of the locks has to be broken
2) A byte was received. This means a lock was tried to be
acquired and inserted in the heap, so the timeout may
need to be recalculated. (acquiring a lock, sends a
byte over the pipe)
> I decided over the weekend that using a separate thread with usleep is
> the simplest thing to do in pure Python.
I'm not going to call my solution simple, but it wastes very few
cycles. if no thread is blocked on a lock, the select will just
block until that changes. No need for some kind of polling loop.
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