|Just another Perl shrine|
Re^7: Module for transparently forking a sub?by BrowserUk (Pope)
|on Feb 14, 2009 at 21:32 UTC||Need Help??|
it's a Core 2 Duo
Okay. That explains it. Two cores versus one.
I couldn't figure out what you were doing with dividing the time by $N-1,
Actually, I'm dividing by $N and then subtracting one.
The total time will be N*1 + N*(time of interest); so dividing by N gives 1 + (time of interest); -1 leaves (time of interest).
The idea of the sleep was to simulate doing something else in the interim--there being no point in multitasking it, if all your going to do is wait for the results.
Not a great benchmark I admit, but it did get me a set of numbers to consider, rather than just anecdotal "forks are faster than threads on *nix". Thanks :)
ps. Suggesting that win32 is "DOS" is very tacky. 'sides, even if it was DOS, it'd still be a decade newer than that Multics derivitive that you seem to like :)
Examine what is said, not who speaks -- Silence betokens consent -- Love the truth but pardon error.
"Science is about questioning the status quo. Questioning authority".
In the absence of evidence, opinion is indistinguishable from prejudice.