Drobe :: The archives
About Drobe | Contact | RSS | Twitter | Tech docs | Downloads | BBC Micro

Reply to thread

Yes, but unless a task is using 100% of the CPU...

I think we may be using the same words for different things. An example of "block multithreading" would be if Wimp_Init required a table of addresses to jump to for individual events. This would mean the Wimp would not need to encode the event and the task would not need to decode it, thuse removing one bottleneck.

The ARM does not contain multithreading hardware, so any task running on an ARM CPU core has access to 100% of that core (less SVC, FIQ and IRQ).

When you say, "for precisely the reasons you describe", do you mean to overcome poor porgramming practices?

 is a RISC OS UserViking on 26/5/09 9:34PM
[ Reply | Permalink | Report ]

Please login before posting a comment. Use the form on the right to do so or create a free account.

Search the archives

Today's featured article

  • RISCDomain magazine reviewed
    A media watch special
     9 comments, latest by druck on 30/10/07 8:55AM. Published: 20 Oct 2007

  • Random article

  • RISC OS-friendly ISP to continue after owner's death
    Orpheus Internet, the ISP created following the closure of Argonet by Paul Vigay, who died last month, will continue to operate, according to its website. R-Comp had offered limited although free technical support to Orpheus customers following news of Paul's death.
     1 comment, latest by Becky on 2/3/09 2:52PM. Published: 25 Feb 2009

  • Useful links

    News and media:
    IconbarMyRISCOSArcSiteRISCOScodeANSC.S.A.AnnounceArchiveQercusRiscWorldDrag'n'DropGAG-News

    Top developers:
    RISCOS LtdRISC OS OpenMW SoftwareR-CompAdvantage SixVirtualAcorn

    Dealers:
    CJE MicrosAPDLCastlea4X-AmpleLiquid SiliconWebmonster

    Usergroups:
    WROCCRONENKACCIRUGSASAUGROUGOLRONWUGMUGWAUGGAGRISCOS.be

    Useful:
    RISCOS.org.ukRISCOS.orgRISCOS.infoFilebaseChris Why's Acorn/RISC OS collectionNetSurf

    Non-RISC OS:
    The RegisterThe InquirerApple InsiderBBC NewsSky NewsGoogle Newsxkcddiodesign


    © 1999-2009 The Drobe Team. Some rights reserved, click here for more information
    Powered by MiniDrobeCMS, based on J4U | Statistics
    ""
    Page generated in 0.0325 seconds.