Virtual Threads: A Short Note about Naming

Brian Goetz brian.goetz at
Thu Nov 21 19:09:00 UTC 2019

> I agree that naming is important. Not sure "virtual" is a winner 
> because it has connotations of increased cost.

... though those costs are precisely analogous to the costs incurred by 
virtual threads.  Mounting a virtual thread on, or dismounting from, a 
real thread requires work to copy stack frames, for example.  These are 
a precise analog of building and tearing down page tables.

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