Thoughts on a concurrent Squeak VM
siguctua at gmail.com
Thu Nov 1 16:35:00 UTC 2007
On 01/11/2007, Rob Withers <reefedjib at yahoo.com> wrote:
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Igor Stasenko" <siguctua at gmail.com>
> To: "The general-purpose Squeak developers list"
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> Sent: Thursday, November 01, 2007 8:21 AM
> Subject: Re: Thoughts on a concurrent Squeak VM
> > On 01/11/2007, Andreas Raab <andreas.raab at gmx.de> wrote:
> >> 2) Implement the "failure mode" for calling primitives from non-primary
> >> threads and possibly implement the first few plugins that are
> >> multi-threaded (files, sockets, ffi come to mind).
> > Writing a generic threading framework comes in mind.
> > A brief description:
> > - each object in system should have a way how to get it's assigned
> > thread id (and how assign it , of course).
> > - if we see, that object having assigned thread, that means, that this
> > object is 'captured' by given thread for processing, and we need to
> > schedule new messages to that thread.
> > Early i proposed this approach only for smalltalk objects and their
> > active contexts, but this concept can be easily expanded to virtually
> > any objects in system (Interpreter/GC/primitives).
> Please expose the ability for a use to do a scheduled move of an object from
> one thread to another thread.
I now writing a small code snippet in ST to show how it will look like.
> > You can see that with this concept we can virtually mix an interpreter
> > 'sends' with VM low-level 'sends'.
> Yes, indeed.
Igor Stasenko AKA sig.
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