[plt-scheme] threadcount?

From: Matthew Flatt (mflatt at cs.utah.edu)
Date: Fri Sep 22 18:27:10 EDT 2006

At 22 Sep 2006 19:29:16 -0000, Paul Graham wrote:
> Is there any way to tell in mzscheme how many threads are 
> currently alive?

Depends on your definition of "alive". `vector-set-performance-stats!'
provides a count that doesn't include threads that are blocked on
channels or semaphores.

 (define (number-of-alive-threads)
   (let ([v (make-vector 7)])
     (vector-set-performance-stats! v)
     (vector-ref v 6)))

If you arrange to have a sufficiently powerful custodian (i.e., you
grab the original and install a new one before running the rest of your
program), then you can use `custodian-managed-list' to get all threads
that are "alive" in the GC sense.


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