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Date: 2010-07-15 (17:46)
From: Goswin von Brederlow <goswin-v-b@w...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Smart ways to implement worker threads
Romain Beauxis <toots@rastageeks.org> writes:

> 	Hi !
> Le mercredi 14 juillet 2010 11:09:49, Goswin von Brederlow a écrit :
>> What do you think? Other Ideas? Ready-to-use modules for this?
> I won't commend on CML; which I don't know at all but the description you give 
> seems to match the requirements we had in liquidsoap when we implemented out 
> internal scheduler.
> The module that implements it is there:
>   http://www.rastageeks.org/ocaml-duppy/Duppy.html
> Basically, it provides a facility around to create a select-based scheduler 
> where you can define your custom priorities, create a queue for a certain range 
> of priority and run them in threads.
> The main scheduling is done by inside the tasks, so this is transparent.
> Basically, to use it, you initiate a scheduler, create threads running 
> associated queues and submit tasks to the scheduler.
> Romain

I don't see where that helps at all. I don't want to offload the IO into
threads and schedule them and Duppy seems to only handle IO tasks.

Except if I pick Solution 1 and then it still doesn't help anything
since I can already run select in every thread. The IO should not be
scheduled by priorities and isn't the bottleneck anyway. Seems this
would just add overhead.