[erlang-questions] New NIF behavior in R15???

Rapsey <>
Sat Oct 15 12:44:43 CEST 2011


NIFs already have threading support.


Sergej

On Sat, Oct 15, 2011 at 11:28 AM, Tim Watson <>wrote:

> I was under the impression that a concept like "Native Processes" was going
> to be introduced as well, to make the writing of linked-in driver code a lot
> easier. Is that still on the roadmap as well, and if so why are NIFs getting
> threading support?
>
> On 15 October 2011 02:29, Matthew Evans <> wrote:
>
>> Hi
>>
>> Within the next month or two we will be starting a project interfacing
>> Erlang to a C driver. This requires the use of a thread pool to support
>> asynchronous behaviors. Ordinarily I would implement this with a linked in
>> port driver. However, Rickard Green at his 2011 SF Erlang conference talk
>> indicated that new support in the NIF framework might be forthcoming in R15
>> to support linked in driver style threading behavior in NIFS.
>>
>> I would rather hold off implementing a linked in driver if the new NIF
>> features are around the corner. Can anyone give any hints if this will be
>> the case?
>>
>> Thanks
>>
>> Matt
>>
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