[Zope] Zope threads and the GIL

Andreas Jung lists at zopyx.com
Mon May 5 11:26:42 EDT 2008

--On 5. Mai 2008 10:11:32 -0400 Manuel Vazquez Acosta <mva.led at gmail.com> 

> Andreas Jung wrote:
>> Then it should play nicely with Python. But keep in mind that thread
>> switches can also be blocked by some thread without having the GIL
>> locked. We've seen such situations were a thread had to perform complex
>> regular expression matching operations. Obviously code in Python C
>> extension is also able to lock up the Python interpreter until the
>> result is being passed back to the Python interpreter.
> Another Q: Is AccessControl GIL aware? I mean, this is probably the most
> used component in Zope. Maybe a performance boost is experienced if
> those checks can be made simultaneously.

Better tell us what your _real_ question/problem is. I am not getting the 
point what you are really interested in.

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