From: Preston A. Elder (prez_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-02-10 18:56:46
On Thu, 10 Feb 2005 06:52:51 -0500, Michael Glassford wrote:
Supplementary question, though not necessarily related.
What happens if the function that a thread in a thread pool is executing
Assuming you did:
Now, lets say one of the functions ends, however the other two are still
going, and likely to remain so, will the thread's context be cleaned up?
or will it be a leak until that thread pool is destroyed?
One of the properties of a dynamic thread pool is that threads are added
and removed as necessary (usually due to work load). This means I may go
back to 2 threads after one of the first 3 dies, but later on, I might
need 3 again, so I'll create a new one. One of these threads will again
die later once the work load goes down.
Its sounding like thread_pool is only really a useful device for a
statically sized or always-growing thread pool.
-- PreZ :) Founder. The Neuromancy Society (http://www.neuromancy.net)
Boost list run by bdawes at acm.org, gregod at cs.rpi.edu, cpdaniel at pacbell.net, john at johnmaddock.co.uk