ThreadPool on Channel 9

Charles from Channel 9 stopped by my office a couple of weeks ago to chat with Erika Parsons and I about the ThreadPool work we’re doing for .NET 4.  I learned something from this: understanding something, and explaining it in person, for the first time, in front of a camera, are two very different things. :)  If you’d like to hear a little more about the .NET 4 ThreadPool, and have about 45 minutes to spare, check out the video.  Then be sure to read a correct explaination of the A-B-A problem.

Comments (3)

  1. Sunil Joshi says:

    Are you going to take advantage in .NET 4.0 of the User Mode Scheduling in Windows 7 64-bit to improve the performance of the threadpool?

  2. ericeil says:

    We don’t plan to use UMS in .NET 4.  We are looking at ways UMS might help in future versions of the runtime; perhaps I’ll blog about some of the thinking here one of these days.