[JDEV] Jabberd 1.5 Development

Richard Dobson richard at dobson-i.net
Fri Jan 18 03:20:38 CST 2002

Oh good, I just thought the threading itself was going to be completely
removed, im all for proper threading.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Jeremie" <jeremie at jabber.org>
To: <jdev at jabber.org>
Sent: Thursday, January 17, 2002 8:46 PM
Subject: Re: [JDEV] Jabberd 1.5 Development

> > > 3 - Remove pth for a single event system (temas)
> >
> > Isnt removing threading going to cause serious problems with scalability
> > making people buy the commercial server if they want to support lots of
> > users or want to use a multiprocessor machine?
> > Any proper server uses threading does it not e.g. Apache.
> No, and this is simply because we're using pth, which is user-land
> threading (it's trickery and magic around a big select() loop :). At the
> point that the server is working without pth it should already be
> considerably faster than going through an extra API that is simply faking
> it anyway.
> By doing the work to not depend on pth, we can then start the process of
> using real threads where needed, and that is ultimately the goal here.
> Jer
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