Subject: Re: vague proposal for new scheduler primitive: asynchronous "sleep"
To: Bill Sommerfeld <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Assar Westerlund <email@example.com>
Date: 05/10/1999 03:14:56
Bill Sommerfeld <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Random questions:
> - Did I just reinvent a square wheel? (i.e., is this worthwhile at all?)
I dunno, but first of all, isn't this the same idea as `continuations'
in Mach? See:
Richard P. Draves, Brian N. Bershad, Richard F. Rashid, Randall
W. Dean. Using Continuations to Implement Thread Management and
Communication in Operating Systems. Technical Report CMU-CS-91-115,
Carnegie Mellon University, October 1991. Also appears in the
proceedings of the Thirteenth Symposium on Operating Systems(SOSP).
It also sounds somewhat similar to the scheme proposed by Matt Dillon