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Subject: Re: Proposed changes to threading API

Re: Proposed changes to threading API

From: Linus Nielsen Feltzing <>
Date: Wed, 09 Aug 2006 12:31:30 +0200

Nix wrote:
> True concurrency may eventually require some sort of simple locking in
> any case, but the... strongly separated nature of much of what Rockbox
> does hopefully means that this can be kept to a minimum (e.g. if one
> core does nothing but audio, not much will need locking: if somehow
> the audio decoding gets split across cores, the only things which will
> need any sort of inter-thread cooperation are still only things
> directly related to sharing the decoding load, and so on).

Yes, the audio decoding could perhaps be concurrent, but making the
entire kernel preemptive would make things a lot harder.

Received on 2006-08-09

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