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Subject: Re: Proposed changes to threading API

Re: Proposed changes to threading API

From: Jonathan Gordon <>
Date: Mon, 7 Aug 2006 20:40:46 +1000

/me backs away... quickly...

On 07/08/06, Daniel Stenberg <> wrote:
> On Mon, 7 Aug 2006, Jonathan Gordon wrote:
> (This has nothing to do with Dan's original questions. I thought his
> suggestions looked fine!)
> > is there any reason why the thread has to stay on one core?
> Simplicity? Why would a thread "move" between cores?
couldnt you have a problem where one core could be asleep and the
other core be thrashing away @ 100% ?
> > And on the topic of threads, what about changing to prioritising
> > threads? especially the audio thread.
> Whoa! Why would we want that? And if so, how would it work?
> > And lastly, put in a schedular so threads dont have to explicitly yield
> > (maybe this will stop the problem where you have to reset if the ui thread
> > crashes but audio/backlight still work?)
> Gosh. Abandoning the cooperating multi-tasking of current Rockbox will open
> all gates to hell and lead to no good. We'll need a bazillion locks, mutexes
> and similar things and then still have to debug for thread-related problems
> and dead-locks for many months/years ahead.
> I'm strongly in favour of keeping our current simple threading system. KISS.
> --
> Daniel Stenberg -- --
Received on 2006-08-07

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