wiki:LightweightConcurrency

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Introduction

GHC has a rich support for concurrency (forkIO, MVars, STM, Asynchronous exceptions, bound threads, safe FFI, transparent scaling on multicores, etc.) and a fast and robust runtime system. However, the concurrency support is implemented in C and baked into the RTS. The concurrency primitives interact among each other, and with the lightweight thread scheduler, non-trivially through a cascade of locks and condition variables.

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