[erlang-questions] "processor affinity" for processes

Vlad Dumitrescu <>
Fri Apr 13 09:47:33 CEST 2007


Thanks for the reply!

regards,
Vlad

On 4/12/07, Rickard Green <> wrote:
> Vlad Dumitrescu wrote:
> > Hi all,
> >
> > I can't find anything about this, and I suppose it's because there is
> > no such feature, but I wonder if it's possible to specify a "processor
> > affinity" for processes when run with the SMP VM.
> >
>
> There is no such feature.
>
> > A use-case would be to dedicate one processor/core for trace handlers,
> > loggers and other "peripheral" activities.
> >
> > Or maybe it doesn't matter in practice?
> >
>
> We have been talking about letting the emulator have more control over
> activities on the different cores, but this is still on the todo list.
> As it is today, the emulator creates X number of threads, and leave it
> up to the OS to distribute these threads over available cores.
>
> BR,
> Rickard Green, Erlang/OTP, Ericsson AB.
>
> > best regards,
> > Vlad
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