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From Tim Ellison <t.p.elli...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [drlvm][threading] Gregory, please stop committing patches to the threading subsystem for now
Date Fri, 30 Mar 2007 14:24:15 GMT
Just in case there was any doubt, I think everyone's doing an awesome
job; and it is a joy when there are so many talented people involved to
see the code progress at the speed of the fastest person.  It sure beats
the alternative of code stagnation <g>.


Weldon Washburn wrote:
> On 3/29/07, Tim Ellison <t.p.ellison@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Weldon Washburn wrote:
>> > Gregory,
>> > Please stop committing patches to the threading subsystem.  I really
>> need
>> > time to look at patches such as H3504 before they are committed.
>> > All,
>> > This really highlights an issue that needs solving.  We now need to
>> > determine a very short list of Harmony VM engineers who will work on
>> the
>> > threading subsystem.  The top priority is fixing basic design problems
>> with
>> > the existing drlvm Thread Manager.  I think this short list is Peter
>> > Novodvorsky, Pavel Rebriy and myself.  We will use a combination of
>> > dev@harmony for decisons and irc freenode.net/harmony for interactive
>> > discussions.
>> Weldon, I think this is an inappropriate call.
> Sorry.  My mistake.  I have been a bit overwhelmed by performance patches
> such as H3065 lately.
> While I understand that
>> you need to converge on a stable thread manager I don't think you should
>> ask that people are excluded from working on the problem.
> You are correct.  What I really mean to communicate is that "drive-by"
> involvement really slows down development.  Threading engineering is a
> major
> commitment.  Its a bit like heart surgery.  Its really hard to get more
> than
> 30 or 40 fingers in the cavity at once.
> By all means
>> ask that people take care, and that full and open discussion takes place
>> on the dev list, but we don't want to see people off in a huddle.
> Yes indeed.  This is why I ask that the stuff that really needs interactive
> conversations get moved to the official Harmony IRC channel.  All
> conversations will be recorded.  Also, I will post a description of dlrvm
> threading problems shortly so that everyone can follow and participate.
> In summary, by all means ask for reasonable time to review
>> commits/discussions, but please no short list of Harmony engineers.
>> Regards,
>> Tim

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