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Subject: [Boost-users] [Threads] How to keep number of running thread constant, performing different operations
From: Alessandro Candini (candini_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-06-17 03:05:59

I have a problem in organizing concurrent thread launch. My program
structure is the following:
#include <iostream>
#include <boost/thread.hpp>

using namespace std;

class Worker
         boost::thread m_Thread;

         Worker() { /* the thread is not-a-thread until we call start() */ }

         void start(int N) { m_Thread =
boost::thread(&Worker::processQueue, this, N); }

         void join() { m_Thread.join(); }

         void processQueue(unsigned N) { /* Do some long long stuff... */ }

int main(int argc, char* argv[])
     Worker worker_1,

     // How to start threads and join them in order
     // to make constantly two of them running?

     return 0;

I have different threads which have to work on completely different
input and output data (non critical sections): an atomic operation per
thread, each one with different time execution but everyone with an
intense use of the CPU.
Let's say I have 10 operations to perform (10 threads): I would like to
run concurrently only 2 threads because of resource consumption.

My problem is that when a threads ends its execution, I would like to
suddenly start another thread performing operation 3, in order to have
constantly 2 threads working, and so on until the end of operations.

How can I achieve this? I thought to insert my threads into a
vector...but I have no idea on how start and join them in order to
obtain what described above.

Can anyone post me a little example?

Thanks in advance.

Alessandro Candini
MEEO S.r.l.
Via Saragat 9
I-44122 Ferrara, Italy
Tel: +39 0532 1861501
Fax: +39 0532 1861637
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