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Subject: Re: Proposed changes to threading API

Re: Proposed changes to threading API

From: Nix <>
Date: Tue, 08 Aug 2006 23:19:57 +0100

On Tue, 8 Aug 2006, Daniel Ankers prattled cheerily:
> I think the plan is that it will be rare to start a thread on the second
> core - it would probably be dedicated to audio and/or video decoding. As
> there is no cache snooping between the cores on the PP chips there will be
> a number of restrictions on tasks that need to communicate across the
> cores.

Ick. OK, scratch any chance of easily getting audio decoding
simultaneously on both cores unless we want to flush the cache a lot...

`We're sysadmins. We deal with the inconceivable so often I can clearly 
 see the need to define levels of inconceivability.' --- Rik Steenwinkel
Received on 2006-08-09

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