another scenario is  if you are using GIL aware Database adapters like mxODBC 
to access  an RDBMS 

sam
----- Original Message -----
From: "Manuel Vazquez Acosta" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: "Andreas Jung" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Cc: "Zope user list" <zope@zope.org>
Sent: Sunday, May 4, 2008 9:12:16 AM (GMT-0600) America/Guatemala
Subject: Re: [Zope] Zope threads and the GIL

Andreas Jung wrote:
> 
> 
> --On 4. Mai 2008 09:44:17 -0400 Manuel Vazquez Acosta
> <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> 
>> Hi all, How does the GIL affect Zope threads?
> 
> Zope threads are Python threads and therefore a thread switch is not
> possible is some thread is holding the GIL.
> 
> -aj
> 

That would mean that the only place where real multitasking occurs is
when fetching objects from ZEO and other I/O bounded tasks, isn't?

Best regards,
Manuel
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