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Re: Using Threads?

From: Lamar Owen <lamar(dot)owen(at)wgcr(dot)org>
To: Matthew <matt(at)ctlno(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Using Threads?
Date: 2000-12-05 01:18:44
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Matthew wrote:
>         The primary advantage that I see is that a single postgres process
> can benefit from multiple processors. I see little advantage to using thread
> for client connections.

Multiprocessors best benefit multiple backends.  And the current forked
model lends itself admirably to SMP.

And I say that even after using a multithreaded webserver (AOLserver)
for three and a half years.  Of course, AOLserver also sanely uses the
multi process PostgreSQL backends in a pooled fashion, but that's beside
the point.
Lamar Owen
WGCR Internet Radio
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