[LLVMdev] ExecutionEngine and multithreading

brdavs brdavs at yahoo.com
Mon Apr 14 09:18:59 PDT 2008


I have a question regarding 
ExecutionEngine on multicore machines.

Say I have n different Function objects 
that I want to execute simultaneously on a multicore 
machine. So, one would want to create n different
instances of ExecutionEngine and run each function.
But, if I understand correctly, there can only be one
instance of ExecutionEngine, so there would have to be
a locking mechanism or execute everything

I have the following questions:
1. What's the best way to run many different functions
in multiple threads using a single ExecutionEngine?
2. What's the reason for having only a single engine?
3. Are there any plans for the future that might
allow multiple instances of ExecutionEngine?


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