pcre, bifs, drivers and ports
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.)
Björn Gustavsson, Erlang/OTP, Ericsson AB
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