sched_yield() options

From: david
Date: Mon Oct 20 2008 - 18:33:34 EST

I've seen a lot of discussion about how sched_yield is abused by applications. I'm working with a developer on one application that looks like it's falling into this same trap (mutexes between threads and using sched_yield (or more precisely pthread_yield()) to let other threads get the lock)

however I've been having a hard time tracking down the appropriate discussions to forward on to the developer (both for why what he's doing is bad, and for what he should be doing instead)

could someone point out appropriate mailing list threads, or other documentation for this?

David Lang
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