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From Peter Firmstone <j...@zeus.net.au>
Subject Re: A new implementation of TaskManager
Date Tue, 06 Jul 2010 02:47:02 GMT
Patricia Shanahan wrote:
> Peter Firmstone wrote:
> ...
>> Tasks could belong to groups, so the tasks in that group are 
>> Comparable, the Priority Manger could group the tasks with a 
>> ConcurrentHashMap, reducing the number of tasks being compared, a 
>> group could just be a string name, or an integer hash, defined by the 
>> task implementation.
> ...
> I will investigate the TaskManager callers to see to what extent Task 
> instances that would belong to separate groups are presented to the 
> same TaskManager instance. If that happens a lot, the group idea has 
> potential regardless of the rest of the design.
> We may also have some gain from having some way for a Task to declare 
> that it does not play the dependency game, being neither dependent on 
> other tasks nor having other tasks depend on it. The dependency data 
> structure can have separate synchronization from the dispatch data 
> structure.

Good call, there are many such task implementations.

> Patricia

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