Package URI: life-threads++.tar.gz
[this is an export from a larger build environment]

2004-01-12 08:04:25 CST

life-threads++ is an experiment to prove that a greatly larger number of
threads can be created under pthreads if one takes the trouble to reduce
the size of the stack used by each thread.

Ideally, one should be able to approach the value listed in the linux
kernel under /proc/sys/kernel/threads-max .

This experiment works with around half that target.  Presumably something
arcane (stack sharing between threads, perhaps) could approach the target
more closely.

The choice of Tim Conway's automaton was simply based on a long-standing
desire to give the cells a little independence.