[zeromq-dev] zmq_poll

Martin Sustrik sustrik at 250bpm.com
Fri May 21 17:00:44 CEST 2010

Hi Serge,

> It would be nice to have 0MQ sockets owned by Erlang light-weight 
> processes (LWPs).  What's perceived in 0MQ world as application threads 
> would by the OS kernel threads running Erlang VM schedulers.  The 
> problem is that there's no control on which kernel thread LWPs would be 
> scheduled and therefore we cannot assume that a socket gets created on 
> some application thread and further send/receive calls would be done on 
> the same application thread.  I am not quite clear why there is such a 
> hard restriction in 0MQ to enforce a hard relationship between 0MQ 
> sockets and an application thread.  I suppose it's done to avoid locking 
> at some level, but could this restriction somehow be optionally lifted?

In theory, it can be done modifying 0MQ so that it creates app_thread 
for each socket.

That way socket could be migrated between threads -- assuming that full 
memory barrier is executed during the migration.


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