"tmm1 (Aman Gupta)" <ruby / tmm1.net> wrote:
> Issue #7560 has been reported by tmm1 (Aman Gupta).
> 
> ----------------------------------------
> Bug #7560: Process.kill incurs 100ms cost when threads exist
> https://bugs.ruby-lang.org/issues/7560
> 
> Author: tmm1 (Aman Gupta)
> Status: Open
> Priority: Normal
> Assignee: nobu (Nobuyoshi Nakada)
> Category: 
> Target version: 
> ruby -v: ruby 2.0.0dev (2012-12-14 trunk 38379) [x86_64-darwin12.2.0]
> 
> 
>   % ruby -rbenchmark -e' puts Benchmark.measure{ Process.kill(0, Process.pid) } ' 
>   0.000000   0.000000   0.000000 (  0.000011)
> 
>   % ruby -rbenchmark -e' Thread.new{sleep}; puts Benchmark.measure{ Process.kill(0, Process.pid) } '
>   0.000000   0.000000   0.000000 (  0.101127)

This is the call to rb_thread_polling().

That said, I do not understand why rb_thread_polling() exists.

It was probably only for green threads in 1.8 and got carried over.
If so, I think all calls to it can be removed and the function can
be made a no-op.

kosaki/ko1: what do you guys think?