[libdispatch-dev] libpthread_workqueue released
mark at heily.com
Mon Jun 14 21:36:32 PDT 2010
I have written a pure userspace implementation of the Darwin
pthread_workqueue API as used by libdispatch. This is based on Stacey Son's
port to FreeBSD , but does not include any of the kernel bits. It's
portable to a wide range of POSIX-compliant platforms. I have tested it
under Linux, and it shows major improvements in the performance and
stability of the libdispatch test suite.
I havn't implemented overcommit or multiple priority levels yet, but the
basic workqueue functionality is there. I have a few ideas for adding kernel
support and will be developing a Linux kernel module to complement the
existing userspace code.
A tarball of the source code is here:
The SVN repository is available here:
To try this with libdispatch, add '-lpthread_workqueue' to the LDADD
variable in testing/Makefile.am.
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