[Spread-users] Designing a multithreaded app

Yuval Lifshitz ylifshitz at cablematrix.com
Wed Nov 2 01:14:56 EST 2005

A mailbox is a socket, so the best way, in a single process, is to use a single socket. Note, that you must protect it, so in 
order to prevent thread synchronization over the "SP_multicast" (blocking call) critical section, it is better to have a single 
thread that uses the mailbox for sending, while all other threads write messages into somekind of queue it has.
If you want a single process to connect to more than one daemon, you would need several mailboxes and SP_connect calls.


John David Duncan wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm about to start working on a multi-threaded Spread application for  
> the first time, and I have a very basic question:
> How many times do I call SP_connect()? Do I connect once and get a  
> single mailbox that all threads can share, or should each thread  
> connect inidvidually?
> Thanks,
> JD
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