On Fri, Oct 7, 2011 at 10:51 PM, Liam <networkimp...@gmail.com> wrote:It's not about stalling the event loop. That's a solved problem. The problem
> Is there a difference between handing off cpu-intensive stuff to a
> subordinate thread/process vs doing it inline on one of several load-
> balanced processes running the same code?
> In neither case do you stall the main request processor.
is in passing data between the two, requiring copies to be made, and
potentially sending large amounts of data over pipes.
Threads get around this by having access to the same memory space (at the
But personally I believe this is all pretty overblown. If you have something
It's still one of those issues where Node will be criticised though.
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