Subject: Re: [boost] [Boost-users] Forthcoming Boost.Fiber review
From: Carlos Ferreira (carlosmf.pt_at_[hidden])
Date: 2014-01-20 11:48:45
Thanks for the doc!
Is it possible to say when will the Fiber lib be givin the "ok!" to be used
in a production environment?
On 20 December 2013 15:19, Oliver Kowalke <oliver.kowalke_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> 2013/12/18 Nat Goodspeed <nat_at_[hidden]>
>> Hi all,
>> The review of Boost.Fiber by Oliver Kowalke is scheduled from Monday, January
>> 6th to January 12th.
>> About the library:
>> Boost.Fiber provides a framework for micro-/userland-threads (fibers)
>> scheduled cooperatively. The API contains classes and functions to manage
>> and synchronize fibers similar to Boost.Thread. Each fiber has its own
>> A fiber can save the current execution state, including all registers and
>> CPU flags, the instruction pointer, and the stack pointer and later restore
>> this state. The idea is to have multiple execution paths running on a
>> single thread using a sort of cooperative scheduling (versus threads, which
>> are preemptively scheduled). The running fiber decides explicitly when it
>> should yield to allow another fiber to run (context switching). Boost.Fiberinternally uses coroutines from
>> Boost.Coroutine <http://ok73.funpic.de/boost/libs/coroutine/index.html>;
>> the classes in this library manage, schedule and, when needed, synchronize
>> those coroutines. A context switch between threads usually costs thousands
>> of CPU cycles on x86, compared to a fiber switch with a few hundred cycles.
>> A fiber can only run on a single thread at any point in time.
>> docs: http://ok73.funpic.de/boost/libs/fiber/doc/html/index.html
>> git: https://github.com/olk/boost-fiber
>> src: http://ok73.ok.funpic.de/boost.fiber.zip
>> Naturally, you need not wait until the review formally opens to start
>> reviewing the Fiber library. Please always state in your review whether you
>> think the library should be accepted as a Boost library!
>> Additionally please consider giving feedback on the following general
>> - What is your evaluation of the design?
>> - What is your evaluation of the implementation?
>> - What is your evaluation of the documentation?
>> - What is your evaluation of the potential usefulness of the library?
>> - Did you try to use the library? With what compiler? Did you have any
>> - How much effort did you put into your evaluation? A glance? A quick
>> reading? In-depth study?
>> - Are you knowledgeable about the problem domain?
>> Nat Goodspeed
>> Boost.Fiber Review Manager
> the documentation is now available at
> http://olk.github.io/libs/fiber/doc/html/ too (no popup-windows)
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