Dave Probert ‘goes deep’ on Win7 User Mode Scheduled Threads

Charles Torre just posted a great Channel9 session with Windows kernel architect Dave Probert on functionality new to Windows7: User Mode Scheduled (UMS) Threads.  Much like fibers, UMS threads enable a user mode scheduler (like the Concurrency Runtime) to have control over scheduling of threads in user mode; however unlike fibers, UMS threads keep the TEB and thread local information intact and provides notification of kernel blocking which enables more general use.

In the near future we'll be blogging here about how the Concurrency Runtime is taking advantage of UMS threads on Win7, but if you have some time to spare, check out what Dave has to say on this it's a wonderful session.



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