[gambit-list] Gambit-C and multi-core devices
hendrik at topoi.pooq.com
Mon Jul 4 11:38:23 EDT 2011
On Mon, Jul 04, 2011 at 04:17:42PM +0200, Alex Queiroz wrote:
> Now that even smartphones get dual-core processors, I am
> wondering how can we use Gambit-C in a way to take advantage of that.
> Desktop machines with eight cores will be in widespread use soon. I
> know there is Termite but AFAIK it works by exchaging messages between
> different processes, not threads in the same process. Is anybody
> working on some solution for this?
I believe that Modula 3 now implements multithreading using pthreads,
and they have a garbage collector. I'm currently investigating how
their implementation handles garbage collection. Does it stop the
world? Or does it manage collector concurrency.
It might be possible to have gambit-generated C code live on top of part
of the Modula 3 run-time system. Or learn how they do it all in detail
and reimplement some of that stuff for Gambit. Or maybe have a
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