Possible suggestion for removing the GIL

Prateek surekap at gmail.com
Thu Sep 13 06:26:16 CEST 2007


Hi,

Recently there was some talk on removing the GIL and even the BDFL has
written a blog post on it.
I was trying to come up with a scalable and backwards compatible
approach for how to do it.

I've put my thoughts up in a blog post - and I'd really like to hear
what the community thinks of it.
Mainly it revolves around dedicating one core for executing
synchronized code and doing context switches instead of acquiring/
releasing locks.

http://www.brainwavelive.com/blog/index.php?/archives/12-Suggestion-for-removing-the-Python-Global-Interpreter-Lock.html

Thanks,
Prateek Sureka




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