pcre, bifs, drivers and ports

Bjorn Gustavsson <>
Tue Aug 1 15:26:34 CEST 2006


Ernie Makris <> writes:

> Hi Sean,
> 
> Is that one of the drawbacks to a bif implementation? Namely, the bif
> call stops the entire emulator? Even with the
> SMP version of the emulator?

No, other scheduler threads can still run, which makes the problem
slightly less severe. Only slightly, because the other scheduler threads
might also call long-running BIFs.

(By default, there are as many scheduler threads as there are CPUs.)

/Bjorn
-- 
Björn Gustavsson, Erlang/OTP, Ericsson AB



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