Killing threads (was Re: Cancel or timeout a long running regular expression)

Chris Angelico rosuav at
Mon Sep 19 02:25:59 EDT 2011

On Mon, Sep 19, 2011 at 3:41 PM, Ian Kelly <ian.g.kelly at> wrote:
> And what if the thread gets killed in the middle of the commit?

Database managers solved this problem years ago. It's not done by
preventing death until you're done - death can come from someone
brutally pulling out your power cord. There's no "except
PowerCordRemoved" to protect you from that!

There are various ways, and I'm sure one of them will work for
whatever situation is needed.


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