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    SubjectRe: low-latency patches
    On October 6, 2001 08:46 am, Andrew Morton wrote:
    > Bob McElrath wrote:
    > > 1) Which of these two projects has better latency performance? Has anyone
    > > benchmarked them against each other?
    > I haven't seen any rigorous latency measurements on Rob's stuff, and
    > I haven't seriously measured the reschedule-based patch for months. But
    > I would expect the preempt patch to perform significantly worse because
    > it doesn't attempt to break up the abovementioned long-held locks.

    Nor should it. The preemption patch should properly address only what is
    needed to implement preemption, and a patch similar to yours should be
    applied on top to break up the remaining lock latencies. (Perhaps a duh?)

    > (It can
    > do so, though - a straightforward adaptation of the reschedule patch's
    > changes will fix it).


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