python – Are coroutines running on the same thread?


A short question on asincio: Coroutines run on the same thread?

Always different threads, always one thread, or threads are allocated as needed? Does it depend on the implementation of loop ?

This question is related to using threading.local .


Yes. :

An event loop runs in a thread and executes all callbacks and tasks in the same thread.

asyncio.get_event_loop() returns the event loop corresponding to the current context. By default, this is the current thread, i.e. one cycle per thread . When called from a coroutine, a loop is returned that executes that coroutine :

When called from a coroutine or a callback (eg scheduled with call_soon or similar API), this function will always return the running event loop.

Most methods and classes in asyncio are not thread safe. If you want to run a task in a loop from another thread, you can use asyncio.run_coroutine_threadsafe() .

Even within a single thread, there can be issues with changing non-local state when returning control to the event loop ( await ). See PEP 550 — Execution Context . Python 3.7 has a contextvars module that implements PEP 567 — Context Variables .

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