[SciPy-user] conforming to Python GIL...
Travis E. Oliphant
Thu Apr 3 20:58:18 CDT 2008
Anne Archibald wrote:
> On 03/04/2008, fred <email@example.com> wrote:
>> Travis E. Oliphant a écrit :
>> > This requires a bit of effort to solve. We need to in multiple places...
>> Hum, I do understand, but...
>> It's very hard to believe that I am the only guy in the entire universe
>> who encounters this kind of issue, uh ? ;-)))
>> IOW... how do scipy users do ???
> You're not; it's in the FAQ, and there's a page devoted to it:
> I am surprised by the *particular* problem you have, that is, that the
> GIL is not released *at all* for long periods by scipy; I think most
> large pieces of compiled code in numpy/scipy operate outside the GIL
> (and interpreted code releases the GIL frequently). This makes it not
> just a parallel processing issue.
I'm surprised that f2py is not helping us release the GIL more often.
On the other-hand, releasing the GIL automatically is dangerous if the
code that could possibly execute in the same thread is not re-entrant.
I had thought that f2py was releasing the GIL more often than it
actually is. This is a problem and should be fixed -- perhaps by the
addition of a default semaphore for code that may not be re-entrant.
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