multiprocessing vs thread performance

Tim Roberts timr at probo.com
Wed Dec 31 08:43:04 CET 2008


Christian Heimes <lists at cheimes.de> wrote:
>
>You have missed an important point. A well designed application does
>neither create so many threads nor processes. The creation of a thread
>or forking of a process is an expensive operation.

That actually depends on the operating system.  As one example, thread
creation on Windows is not all that expensive.

>You should use a pool of threads or processes.

Even so, this is good advise.
-- 
Tim Roberts, timr at probo.com
Providenza & Boekelheide, Inc.



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