[erlang-questions] Millions of processes?

attila.rajmund.nohl <>
Wed Sep 24 09:36:07 CEST 2008


On Tue, 23 Sep 2008, Vance Shipley wrote:

> On Tue, Sep 23, 2008 at 07:09:30PM +0200, Ulf Wiger (TN/EAB) wrote:
> }  In the Linux kernel FAQ, the philosophy on threads is
> }  explained thus:
> }
> }  "Avoid the temptation to create large numbers of threads in your
> }  application. Threads should only be used to take advantage of multiple
> }  processors or for specialised applications (i.e. low-latency real-time),
> }  not as a way of avoiding programmer effort (writing a state machine or
> }  an event callback system is quite easy).
>
> Contrast that to the Erlang Programming Rules and Conventions:
>
>   5.4 Assign exactly one parallel process to each true concurrent
>       activity in the system

Don't forget that in erlang's case the above mentioned "programmer effort"
was already done by the developers of the erlang VM...

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