Recommended way to force a thread context switch?

Gabriel Genellina gagsl-py at
Sun Jan 7 19:40:49 CET 2007

On 6 ene, 20:01, Lloyd Zusman <l... at> wrote:

> It seems that the original writer of the app had set this interval to a
> high value in a part of the code that I overlooked until you mentioned
> this right now.
> [...] once one of the big
> number-crunching threads gets control, it starves out the monitoring
> threads, which is not a good thing for my app ... or at least it did
> so with the original large checkinterval.

This is why such settings should be in a configuration file or in a
prominent place in the application...
I had a program where, deep in an unknown function, the original coder
changed the process priority - with no valid reason, and in any case,
that should be an application-level setting. It was hard to find why,
after doing such and such things, the system responsiveness were so

Gabriel Genellina

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