[Bf-committers] possible future BGE multi threading

Sergey Kurdakov sergey.forum at gmail.com
Mon Sep 5 18:25:06 CEST 2011

Hi All,

some time ago there was a discussion on approaches to implement multi
threading for Game engine
( if there are plans to  keep BGE developed as it is)

found nice implementation for the idea, I tried to describe

> in simplest case ( three times memory overhead plus copy state overhead) -
> there could be three containers (lists or maps etc ) for simulated objects.
> physics and logic thread updates thirst container, then after update - it is
> swapped with second container ( though current state is copied if object
> state is changed so that, ex position is continuously updated with relevant
> current state in physics code),  render takes info from third container -
> just before rendering it swaps third and second container ( not sure for
> copy - but some check so that old data from second container does not go to
> third  might be needed ).

here is implementation:


instead of naive implementation in accordance with my descriptiion it
is possible to employ tested approach to implement multi threading for
( and if also to use OpenMP for loops )

then BGE engine might become quite multiprocessor scalable without
much coding  pain.

( the other idea was to use approach from
- but it is more difficult to replicate)


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