Re: debate on 700 threads vs asynchronous code

From: Larry McVoy (
Date: Thu Jan 23 2003 - 18:28:34 EST

> b) Write an asycnhrounous system with only 2 or three threads where I manage the connections and stack (via setcontext swapcontext etc), which is progromatically a little harder
> Which way will yeild me better performance, considerng both approaches are implemented optimally?

If this is a serious question, an async system will by definition do better.
You have either 700 stacks screwing up the data cache or 2-3 stacks nicely
fitting in the data cache. Ditto for instruction cache, etc.

Larry McVoy            	 lm at  
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