On Fri, Sep 30, 2005 at 12:20:07PM +0900, Jeff McNeil wrote:
...
> In a nutshell, I have concerns surrounding the Ruby threads  
> implementation as it appears to be a home-grown system.  How does  
> would performance stack up against FreeBSD 5.x KSD threads?  I've run  
> into problems with the Python dummy_thread module before with respect  
> to performance, especially when dealing with intensive IO. I have a  
> bit of a fear that I'll have the same issue here.
...

Have you checked out Sydney?

    http://blog.fallingsnow.net/

An overview of Sydney is at:

    http://blog.fallingsnow.net/articles?page=2

Hopefully Evan's modifications will make it into Matz' Ruby at some point
soon, before this task becomes too difficult.

-- 
Jos Backus
jos at catnook.com