[Twisted-Python] Performance and select.select

Itamar Shtull-Trauring itamar at itamarst.org
Thu Jan 3 22:20:12 EST 2008

On Fri, 2008-01-04 at 03:42 +0100, Nitro wrote:

> My application doesn't invoke select.select itself so it is most likely  
> called within twisted. I am on Windows and using the default reactor  
> ("from twisted.internet import reactor").

Ah. In general:

1. Linux is better ;)

2. On Windows IOCP is much better than select() in terms of scalability
(i.e. low CPU usage with many connections), but IOCP reactor isn't
finished and thus has some limitations in functionality and potentially
some bugs.

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