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on 1/29/05 9:55 PM, skaller at wrote:

> [ Described the Felix scheduler ]

Interesting. In an interactive environment where one had a thread that ran
for a while perhaps being polite enough to do non-blocking yields but not
blocking, this would have the issue that it won't revisit the event queue.
On the other hand, the dispatcher could watch a clock or wait for a signal
from a timer to decide that we should visit the event queue even if the
running queue is non-empty.

One further point to note is that if one uses multiple universes to take
advantage of multiple processors, an inter-universe call is just another
form of blocking yield.

One thing that may be necessary to do to support a Lua scheduler will be to
replace resume with logic that can look at the results received from a raw
resume call and decide whether to return them to the caller or to yield them
up another level. Maybe after I have my morning coffee...