[Freeswitch-dev] event dispatch thread should exit when idle

Anthony Minessale anthony.minessale at gmail.com
Thu Nov 17 22:31:52 MSK 2011

once the thread is up its asleep anyway, it would be possible to make it go
away but its not really hurting anything and if the same situation is
likely to continue to happen its more efficient to be ready for it the
subsequent times the load occurs.

On Thu, Nov 17, 2011 at 6:54 AM, john <john.gubba at rediffmail.com> wrote:

> Dear Friends,
> I was going through the code of event mechanism in freeswitch. In
> switch_event.c
> The switch event thread may spawn more dispatch threads in case heavy load.
> But I am wandering why there isn't any exit mechanism of the event
> dispatch thread.
> event dispatch thread only exits when shutdown.
> Current event dispatch queue size is 10,000. At some point of time event
> thread detects 12,000 events to be dispatched. It spawns a new dispatch
> thread - 2, to deliver remaining 2000 events. but after that dispatch
> thread -2 remains active & idle.
> I think we need to kill this idle thread+queue, so that it can be re
> spawned latter on. and max no of dispatch threads never get exceed.
> Please reply me if anyone has implemented this or have any idea abt this.
> thnx
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