FreeBSD 4.3 erlang behavior w. threads

Patrik Winroth <>
Tue Oct 23 16:50:05 CEST 2001


Hi!

I am looking into adding a few threads on my FreeBSD 4.3 based Erlang
system:

[ ~] erl +A8
Erlang (BEAM) emulator version 5.0.1.1.b5 [source] [threads]

Eshell V5.0.1.1.b5  (abort with ^G)
1> erlang:system_info(thread_pool_size).
8
2> os:type().
{unix,freebsd}
3> os:version().
{4,3,0}
4>

I am doing so mainly to avoid blocking in disk operations.

Having read the archive, but not found that much information on
threaded system characteristics, maybe someone has a bit of info :-)

Some of the things I am thinking about:
- overall system performance as a function of the number of threads.
- gotchas.
- stability.

Regards

/Patrik.

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Patrik Winroth                         <>
Vindaloo AB                            mbl: 0709-727364




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