[erlang-questions] Fwd: Some facts about Erlang and SMP

Vlad Dumitrescu <>
Tue Sep 16 12:05:10 CEST 2008

Sorry, this should have gone to the list...

Thanks, Kenneth!

On Tue, Sep 16, 2008 at 11:55 AM, Vlad Dumitrescu <> wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 16, 2008 at 11:34, Kenneth Lundin <> wrote:
>> Here are some short facts about how the Erlang SMP implementation
>> works and how it
>> relates to performance and scalability.
> Hi and thank you for the detailed explanations!
> This may be a silly question, but does SMP interact with the async thread pool?
> best regards,
> Vlad


The async thread pool works exactly the same in both the SMP VM and
the non SMP VM i.e I suppose
you can say that they don't interact.

The asynch thread pool is only used by the file driver in the code we
deliver but there is a documented
interface where you as a user can implement your own driver which also
used the asynch thread pool.


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